Dominate hen behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mikee1948, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Mikee1948

    Mikee1948 Chirping

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    I have 4 hens, and the other day the boss hen actually mounted another hen, squashing her into the ground and flapping her wings over her.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Are you sure that "she" isn't a he? Dominant hens will sometimes mount other birds, or jump on them, but you might want to make sure.
     
  3. Mikee1948

    Mikee1948 Chirping

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    Yeah it's a she, been laying eggs for 1 1/2 years.
     
  4. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster

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    She sounds like a bossy butt!
     

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