Which came first the Rooster or Hen?
I have two hens (well I pray they're hens) 2 1/2 months old Barred Rocks. They've been named Chicken and Egg, who's who we don't care neither do they, but they do come when called!
As they got older they stopped peeping and started making almost a clucking noise, it was very cute like a teenagers voice changing. Then I noticed the smaller of the two stopped making any type of sound at all and and the other started to growl. I mean she growls louder than my dog we can actually hear her from across the driveway! The peeping gone, the clucking gone now just this awful growl. She is also very aggressive, when I feed them if I bend over she will jump up and grab the food out of my hands. They free range from 7a - 5p, have starter food available 24/7, once in the morning and evening a handfull of mealworms so she is definately not starving. She will take the food straight from the other hens mouth too. If I try to push her aside she will peck my foot. When I give them corn on the cob I try to give her the biggest so it will take her longer to eat and the other will have time to finish hers. Yikes this has become a full time job and I only have 3! Could she be a he? Fletcher's the main man and I don't need another knocking him around. He's the guy with no toes and not sure if he could defend himself against an aggressive roo. The other hen, poor thing, is very passive. Fletcher growls also but this hens got him beat.
The younger one has a redder of the two faces and neither comb is bigger. What do you think?
As usual thanks for all the help.