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Hen acting like a rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 2BD4C10C, May 15, 2016.

  1. 2BD4C10C

    2BD4C10C Chirping

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    One of my Rode Island Red hens has started purring as she walks around and today I saw her mount 2 other hens. She is 2 yo now and as of right now the only rooster in the flock is 10 weeks old so isnt quiet up to mating just yet.

    My question is will this effect her egg laying or something I need to think about culling her for? Or is it just more of a dominance thing?
     

  2. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Crowing

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    I'll be in the barn!
    She's a dominant hen taking authority over the flock. Don't be surprised if you hear a crow ;)
     
  3. grahamcracker

    grahamcracker Hatching

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    My hen is acting like a roo AND she is crowing. Why?
     
  4. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Songster

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    She is dominate and trying to hold her postion over the 10 week old rooster.
     

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