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do Hens ever mount other hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nittanyxi, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just saw my australorp mix hen mount my barred rock hen just like a rooster would do.

    The barred rock was sitting on the ground and the australorp just came over and got directily on top of her.

    they are both the same age. 1 year.

    both have been laying eggs for months (both layed an egg today)

    has anyone ever seen or heard of this kind of behavior?
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Yes it happens. It is more of a dominance thing.

    Imp
     
  3. kano

    kano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they have a husband? It happens more often, when they are "single".
     
  4. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here, in the United States, we don't allow chickens to marry.

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  5. homesteadmomma

    homesteadmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls never marry, they often have favourite partners, though, and 'crawl' with their bellies almost on the ground up to the favoured consort.

    My most feisty hen, who has just reared a brood, looked every bit like a rooster when one of them decided she was ready to rejoin the harem and tried to mate with her. Hackles up, striking out....then jumped on his back just like a rooster herself. He made a VERY sharp exit.
     
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  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    My cochin hen does that ALL the time LOL And I know she's a hen!
     
  8. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    "they're chickens, they have different rules" [​IMG]

    -my son when his friend asked about this.
     
  9. Zonoma

    Zonoma Chillin' With My Peeps

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