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Female acting like a male to other hen

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by annette'spets, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. annette'spets

    annette'spets Songster

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    I adopted two peahens from the Humane Society two weeks ago, they seem to be enjoying their new home(large area behind the barn with bird netting coming down from roof ). Yesterday one laid an egg in their night stall, one hen displayed her tail and began acting like a male. Today she acted aggressive to the other one when they eat, so I made two bowls of food. Is this normal? If they want a male-out of the question because of noise bothering neighbors. Maybe it's breeding time? We are in south Florida.
     

  2. kinsiebrooke

    kinsiebrooke Chirping

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    This is most likely them finding their pecking order and will stop in s few days.
     
  3. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Songster

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    Hens will scrap with other hens almost as readily as males bicker with each other to establish a hierarchy. Keep an eye on them just in case it gets out of hand but otherwise just let it be.
     
  4. new 2 pfowl

    new 2 pfowl Crowing

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    Sorry to ask, but are you sure they are both hens?
    Not doubting you! But we have seen people who are unfamiliar with peas thinking a juvenile male is a female...
    We can certainly confirm if you post pictures.

    (And we really like pictures anyways!) [​IMG]
     
  5. Dany12

    Dany12 Songster

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    If one is a spalding hen ... they are more aggressive ... dominant !
     

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