New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Where's the Roo

post #1 of 2
Thread Starter 
Hello,
We have 10 hens and 2 rooster (we are giving away one)Egg production is down to one egg a day likely due to the crazy weather in Virgina lately.We were ourside cleaning their coop tonight and saw what we thaught was a hen attempt to breed one of the other hens. I have read in other forums hens may do this because they do not respect the roosters. Pictures can also be provided if needed. Any recommendations are appreciated!
post #2 of 2
It's very rare to see a hen mounting other birds as a sign of dominance. This is typical behavior in some species, such as ducks and geese, but in a chicken it's nearly always the result of a hormone imbalance, and may be accompanied by things like cackling and crowing.

Pictures would greatly help in determining whether you have a rooster or a very uncommon hen.

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

Reply

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Managing Your Flock