I have seven chickens, 2 of which are Silkies all about 5 months old. A few days ago one (Copper) started crowing and looking very roo-ish. We have dealt with the crowing as his behavior is docile and pretty much hangs off on his own. The second Silkie (Agnes) had me pretty convinced she was a hen just due to a duller general appearance: comb, coloring, etc. Today, however, I woke up to both Silkies fighting terribly. I quickly did some research only to find that most people felt Silkie Roos were docile and didn't fight much, but if they did they would tussle, get it over with, and no one really gets hurt. Looking back out at my Silkies they had feathers flying, latched onto each other's wings, pecking fiercely at their heads, and in an all out UFC style fight. It was ugly. I finally separated them and found both comb's slightly bloody. I put one in a small dog crate and the other let range. Agnes started crowing, albeit a weak anemic crow. When one of my hens laid an egg and did the egg-song, Agnes joined in. What the heck is Agnes a roo or hen? Every time I leave them separated for a few hours and let them back out they get along for a few minutes then it's back to an all out fight. I'm afraid they are going to kill each other! Also, I have a laying hen that is acting obnoxious all of a sudden (hens don't seem to mind the 2 silkies fighting) and doing the egg-song/barking LOUDLY and making the rest of the hens join in. I can't get her to stop the racket. She hasn't laid yet today and is acting scatter-brained. 1. what do I do about the silkies? Are they roos and do I need to get rid of one or both or let them fight it out? 2. If I do have to get rid of one, seeing as they aren't meat birds and not good to eat how do I get rid of him? 3. What is with the laying hen's behavior? I have loved my chickens 100% from the day they were babies, but as a newbie chicken owner I'm about to tear my hair out and lose it today!!! I live in a neighborhood so am afraid I am going to get reported and upset neighbors. Copper- the roo Agnes...thought she was a hen!