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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ichoudhury, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. ichoudhury

    ichoudhury Songster

    Jan 3, 2011
    Stone Mountain
    So this is my first successful hatch of 4 Orpington (2 lavenders, 2 Black) of which I have lost 1 lavenders to an unknown predator when she was just few weeks old. Now I have 3 who have grown very well and they were inseparable ... it was too funny how close they were to each other ... one runs, everyone follows. (They were born on June 2nd of this year).

    To me, it appeared that they were some good looking ladies. But I think I was gravely mistaken. I don't if it was the weather, nervousness, or whatever they said to one another, two of the Black started gone into major fight. No, they were not just doing the regular fight move they were doing with each other (all 3), this is just major fight (both tasted each other's blood). Wow, I can't stop them, they just starts back! So finally one of them won the dominance I suppose, and he will only allow the lavender one and won't let the other (now I think brother) near. Is that how it all happens? Do I have two roos? They still look like Hen to me, but one has tail and the other one doesn't .. but I am finally coming to the conclusion .. I have two boys and one girl ...

    Any solution or do I need to move one out??

  2. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Songster

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    2 boys and 1 girl? Definitely move one out. Sorry for your troubles and good luck!
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    If you indeed have two cockerels and one pullet, one needs to go and you need nine more pullets.
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Lets see some pictures first and find out what you have. But yes, 2 boys will fight over 1 girl. (and it won't be pretty for the girl either)
  5. ichoudhury

    ichoudhury Songster

    Jan 3, 2011
    Stone Mountain
    I will take picture tomorrow after work. But one finally won the battle and there hasn't been any fight since (every now and then the dominant one let the other one know who is in charge though).

    The dominant one doesn't have any tail feather (at least hasn't grown them yet) but the other two (Black and the Lavender one both has tail feathers) .. Also the male one started crowing (at least he's trying as he's making some strange sound every now and then) but I haven't seen the other one even attempt.

    I am hopping (fingers crossed), he was just confused and thought the Hen was another male. Anyway, I will come back with pictures tomorrow. Thanks!

  6. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

    Feb 15, 2010
    So. Cal.
    Your poor hen will now be the target of their affections. You need more girls to take the pressure off of her. [​IMG]:cd

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