Are roosters the only ones that get on a female hens back? Or do hens do it, too?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by roxy2007, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. roxy2007

    roxy2007 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everybody at BYC i just love this site. Anyway I got new chickens to add to my flock. And i let them out to see how they all get along with each other and the chicken that we recently found out was a rooster and another chicken that we don't know for sure is a rooster tried to get on my pullets back? Does that mean its a rooster or a hen dominating? My bad the rooster was leaving my pullets alone. Please Help me . :)
     
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    roxy2007 Out Of The Brooder

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    The little white chicken we recently found out is a rooster. We think that the chicken to the far left that has black markings is a rooster, too. But we don't know yet.
     
  3. roxy2007

    roxy2007 Out Of The Brooder

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    this is a picture of the chicken that we think is a rooster. His/her wattles are a lot bigger now and has a bigger comb. I think he/she is a rooster but i don't know for sire yet because i haven't heard him crow


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    This is a picture of my 3 girls that i had before when they were babies. Charlotte, Roxy, And Sunny the most docile. Sorry for all the pics :)
     
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  4. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Oh yea he's a roo for sure, in first pic look at his upwards stance of the 2 roo's and the low crouch of the hens. Plus his waddles and comb confirm it and hens don't mount other hens.
    Welcome and enjoy BYC!
    Steve. :frow
     
  5. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - I believe that you have several roosters.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The little brown bird is the only hen in this picture, I believe.
     
  8. tlagnhoj

    tlagnhoj Out Of The Brooder

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    Hens will peck and jump on another hen's back. My Rock did it to one of my RIR until the latter thad to be removed from the flock (for reasons unrelated to the Rock's behavior).
     
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    Thank you guys i really apreciate your posts :) :)
     
  10. aggiemae

    aggiemae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have had chickens on and off for 40 years and have had may hens that mount other hens.
     

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