A hen who thinks she is a roster!!!!!!!!! HELP!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JaimeGoulart, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. JaimeGoulart

    JaimeGoulart New Egg

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    Yesterday I found my hen acting like a roster. Is their a way to make her stop I have no roster? Please help!!!
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2010
  2. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Eer...how was she acting like a rooster? Crowing, mounting...?

    The only real way to get her to stop would be to introduce a rooster. When roosters aren't present, instinct will sometimes drive one hen over the others to fill the position.
     
  3. JaimeGoulart

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    She was mounting.
     
  4. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hm.. maybe she is trying to show dominance?
     
  5. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yup, that's it. Mounting in chickens is like mounting with dogs. It's not always a display of mating; it can also be a form of dominance.

    Question: How old is this bird? Are you sure she's a hen? There's absolutely no chance it's a rooster?
     

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