Hen mating with hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ellie, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. Ellie

    Ellie Songster

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    I have a Rhode Island Red mating one of my Buff Orpingtons. The orp puts up a fuss but the RIR keeps at it. I figure it is because I don't have a Roo yet (well I do, but he is a baby still).

    Do y'all have this issue?

    Ellie
     
  2. tvtaber

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    I do, becuase we do not a roo either. I have a RIR who tries to mate an EE (easter egger) and has caused a bald spot on the back of the EE's neck. Not sure if there is any advice excpet to say it is normal... [​IMG]
     
  3. lauralou

    lauralou Songster

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    Wow, that's wierd....
     
  4. kellim

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    I haven't noticed this with my chickens but I have with my ducks, and we have a male in there with them. That doesn't stop my female from having her way with the other females though. Go figure [​IMG]
     
  5. flip9109

    flip9109 Songster

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    I think it's a dominance thing
     
  6. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Songster

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    The alpha hen will keep doing that until you give them a rooster.
     
  7. ButtonQuailBoy

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    wow...homosexual chickens what next...
     
  8. SandraMort

    SandraMort Songster

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    Not just hens. It's pretty common in nature.

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  9. ButtonQuailBoy

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    Quote:
    the world is a true wonder...Lets go watch TV!
     
  10. :O

    My hens fight amongst themselves, but have never done that. Have you had roosters previously to where they have observed that behavior?
     

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