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Rooster vs hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Newchics, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. Newchics

    Newchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We resued 2 hens from a family that is moving. We put them in the coop with 7 other girls and seem to do fine so far, only about an hour ago, except the rooster attacks one of them. I'm talking really attacks them like trys to fight her. I know it's a hen cause she lays eggs. She looks just like the rooster, same colors even has a large comb. So why does he figh with her? Other hens seem to be content with the two girls
     
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  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please pot a picture of the hen if you can.
     
  3. Newchics

    Newchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't get pic right now but the rooster is my profile pic. Ive added it below. She's same colors and everything. Her comb is bigger/taller not the rosebud looking one he has

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  4. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure the hen is not a rooster? Post a picture when you are able.
     
  5. Newchics

    Newchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definately She was injured and had her in bathtub for several days to heel and she laid an egg. Roosters don't lay eggs right? Not being sarcastic asking seriously

    Here is her pic best I can do. She doesn't have large or long tail either

    We just checked on them again and she was in nest box sitting on a fresh laid egg

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  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    I think he attacked her because she is simply an intruder, I would house the new ones separately but within sight of the others for everyone to become familiar before putting them together, a couple of days to weeks, letting them mingle under supervision until everyone seems to get along, my best guess as far as why one and not the other would be the one he attacked was more dominant of the two and fought back.
     
  7. Newchics

    Newchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much. We have the rooster away from all the girls right now. Well move him closer in a separate house so he can see but can't get to others for now
     
  8. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. Roosters do not lay eggs. The bird is a hen.

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  9. Newchics

    Newchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I have all the girls together and so far so good. The rooster is in a separate coop not near them right now. I'll move him and his coop inside the big one so he can see and hear the girls for a few days and see how that goes. Thanks to everyone for the help. Everyone is so amazing here
     
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    Newchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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