Gender Confused Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kio, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. kio

    kio New Egg

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    I have a black silkie hen named Chocobo and for the past few weeks she has been very broody. We know she's a hen because she is our only bantam in with our golden sex-links and we've gotten eggs from her.

    Anyway, I went away for the weekend and when I came back she rushed out of the coop, tried to mount one of our hens and then keeps stretching her neck like our white silkie roosters did before we got rid of them. She doesn't have any male plumage and she had been sitting on her nest just the day before. She did the same thing this morning but at night seems to act the same.

    What the heck happened?? I've heard of chickens damaging their ovaries and doing this. What do you guys think?
     
  2. algopurple

    algopurple Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 8, 2008
    Ripley TN
    Do you have roosters with your chickens?
     
  3. kio

    kio New Egg

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    I do not and I've been waiting for someone to do start acting like the rooster but Chocobo is on the bottom of the pecking order...Can they still take the responsibility of a rooster if their on the bottom of the pecking order? I thought only dominant hens did that.
     

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