Dominance Q

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by beachchickie, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. beachchickie

    beachchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an EE(Trudy) that looks alot like a BO/WR mix. She is 17 wks old and is as large as my 9mo old RIR. She has very red face, very small pea comb and something strange is going on. My RIR is the dominant hen. Which is of no surprise to anyone. About 2 days ago she got after Trudy over food and Trudy did the squat. This has happened a couple more times over the last few days. Trudy hasn't squatted for me, she still runs from me. She doesn't dislike it as much as she did, however. Is she getting ready to lay or just bowing to the queen?
     

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