At what age?¿?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mjdtexan, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2008
    Me no gottie no rooster. At what age will one of the pullets start to become the lead hen, head honcho, el hefe, top turkey, el numero uno, the exalted one, capo?¿?
  2. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2008
    Within about 2 weeks of birth, according to my experience [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2009
  3. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    When the pecking order is established, and it varies for each flock.

    Interestingly enough, the lead hen will adopt a lower, more growly voice. We have had 2 lead hens so far and both did the same thing!
  4. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2008
    desert of calif
    what breed,, what flock,, how many,, what age,,....... i think it is really up to THEM,, maybe never, maybe YOU are their leader....hhmmmmm?????
    every flock is different.. hard to tell ya.

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