We have twelve bantams - two hens and ten 6-week-old chicks. There are two chicks - Amber and Caoimhe - who have a tendency to challenge the dominant hen. A few days ago these two chicks starting fighting each other. They fought for half an hour before they had to be separated. By this point Caoimhe had a large area on one side of her face very badly bruised purple, and Amber was bruised and swelling on both sides of her face with numerous cuts all over it too. So we thought that they must both be roosters However ... although they have fought since, it was much shorter and never caused any obvious injuries, and today the fight ended with one burrowing underneath the other. Does this mean that they could be hens who both wanted to be at the top of the pecking order?