Are hens the same as chickens?
hens are girl chickens and roosters are boy chickens
Not necessarily. In many breeds of chickens both roosters and hens have combs although the roosters combs are usually more pronounced and develop faster than the hens. Combs are described in several ways, such as Peacombs, double combs, single comb and combless such as Silkies. If all your chickens are of the same breed then you probably have one of the breeds that only the roosters develop combs or the hens combs are still too…
The collective nouns are: a brood of hens a clutch of hens a mixed male and female is a flock of chickens females only is a brood of chickens a peep of chickens a flock of ducks a brace of ducks a flush of ducks a paddling of ducks a raft of ducks a plump of ducks a skein of ducks a sord of ducks a string of ducks
Put your rooster in a different enclosure than your hens. Or maybe get your rooster checked out by a veterinarian to see if he maybe injured which may lead your hens to target him like they do. Chickens have a bad habit of picking on other weak or injured chickens, so this maybe the reason why your hens are attacking your rooster.
== == There are many reasons why hens die. Water quality is one way to lose hens quickly. Water should be clean and fresh at all times. Chickens also get diseases and this can spread through the flock fast. Hens get old,weak and can be killed by the other birds in the flock. Predators like weasels , fox and hawks will kill or wound chickens. Finally, poor nutrition can cause chickens to die.
Chickens = The species name for said egg-laying livestock. Roosters (known as cocks in other countries) = Male chickens. Larger than hens, with big combs and fancier tailfeathers. Hens (known as pullets when less than a year old) = Female chickens. They lay eggs, while roosters don't. Therefore roosters and hens are both chickens, but they are opposite genders. The physical difference between them is mainly for reproduction: roosters seem larger and more visually appealing…