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Your Hens! In Order of Dominance

Poll Results: What is the breed of your Head Hen?

 
  • 0% (0)
    Ameraucana
  • 0% (0)
    Ancona
  • 0% (0)
    Andalusian
  • 10% (1)
    Australorp
  • 0% (0)
    Brahma
  • 0% (0)
    Chantelcleer
  • 0% (0)
    Cochin
  • 0% (0)
    Cornish
  • 0% (0)
    Delaware
  • 10% (1)
    Dominique
  • 0% (0)
    Dorking
  • 10% (1)
    Easter Egger
  • 0% (0)
    Faverolle
  • 0% (0)
    Java
  • 0% (0)
    Jersey Giant
  • 0% (0)
    Legbar
  • 10% (1)
    Leghorn
  • 0% (0)
    Maran
  • 0% (0)
    Modern Game
  • 0% (0)
    New Hampshire Red
  • 30% (3)
    Orpington
  • 10% (1)
    Plymouth Rock
  • 0% (0)
    Polish
  • 0% (0)
    Rhode Island Red
  • 0% (0)
    Russian Orloff
  • 0% (0)
    Sicilian Buttercup
  • 0% (0)
    Sex Link
  • 0% (0)
    Sussex
  • 0% (0)
    Welsummer
  • 20% (2)
    Wyandotte
10 Total Votes  
post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

 I thought it would be fun to see which breed was the most common lead hen in a flock. So lets start one listing all your hens in your flock, in order of dominance, starting with the lead hen. It might be worth mentioning where your rooster(s) stand in the flock, too.

 

Let me know if any breeds need to be added!

 

I will start:

 

Hens, in order of dominance.

 

1 Domnique (Head Hen)

1 RIR

1 Barred Rock

1 Buff Orpington

2 Blue wheaton Ameraucanas

1 Black/White Splash Easter Egger

1 Brown Easter Egger

1 Black Sex Link

1 Black Australorp

 

Roosters: None yet


Edited by Poop Cleaner - 12/18/15 at 8:45pm
post #2 of 9
I'm not listing all my chickens, too many, my dominant rooster is my oldest a buff Orpington, and my dominant hen is my oldest hen a buff Orpington, the rooster is dominant over everyone.
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http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #3 of 9
No rooster. My lead hen is usually my Buff Orpington (Peepers), next comes an Easter Egger (Brownie) and last is another Easter Egger (Stripers). Although sometimes it seems that Brownie is on the top of the ladder. The only thing that is for sure is Stripers on the bottom. She's awesome, but always last to the party 💃
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 

Interesting! I did not know Buff Orpingtons are actually a dominant breed. Most of what I read about them is that they are very docile and nice.

post #5 of 9
They are nice, they just command respect, otherwise you get a peck.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
Reply
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
Reply
post #6 of 9
Mine is Big Mumma (australorp), then lil mumma (another audtralorp), then is my roo, Barny (Barnavelda), then i have my Iza, Chicken Little and her bestie, Penny, another Iza. Bottom rungs are the youngest, Jasmin (arucana), Lady (blue duccle) and i have a loner... my poor Rosie, she is an odd looking barnavelda/iza cross. She has such a skittish but sweet nature though. LOVES to snuggle...but you have to catch her first... lol
post #7 of 9
Mine pecking order is
Roo Pumpkin Buff Brahma Bantam
Marshmallow- white cochin bantam
Scarlett- black australorp
Biker Chick- white & black polish Bantam
Peaches
Maple
Peanut - all buff brahma bantams
Dot- mottled Cochin bantam
Spice
Acorn- both Mille fleurs
Muffin- pathetic scraggly looking thing, she's kinda an outsider, never layed an egg, she's almost 2 and she's a Quail Antwerp Belgian bantam D'Uccle
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poop Cleaner View Post

 I thought it would be fun to see which breed was the most common lead hen in a flock. So lets start one listing all your hens in your flock, in order of dominance, starting with the lead hen. It might be worth mentioning where your rooster(s) stand in the flock, too.

Let me know if any breeds need to be added!

I will start:

Hens, in order of dominance.

1 Domnique (Head Hen)
1 RIR
1 Barred Rock
1 Buff Orpington
2 Blue wheaton Ameraucanas
1 Black/White Splash Easter Egger
1 Brown Easter Egger
1 Black Sex Link
1 Black Australorp

Roosters: None yet

Have to update. Some certain ones have been climbing the hierarchy! Also I have realized the Australorp may be an Andalusian.

1 Domnique (Head Hen)
1 RIR
1 Barred Rock
1 Buff Orpington
1 Brown Easter Egger
1 Black Andalusian
2 Blue wheaton Ameraucanas
1 Black/White Splash Easter Egger
1 Black Sex Link
post #9 of 9
1 Daisy. White Leghorn
2 Patsy Cline. RIR mix
3 Lilly. RIR mix
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