Hen mounting another hen!

Romeo Flahoy

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 25, 2011
Norfolk, UK
Has anyone else ever seen a hen mounting another hen. It usually happens during feeding times. The smaller hen will jump on the back of the other hen and holds on by biting on the back of the others head feathers. The 'victim' stands still for a while in that position they do when they think cockerel is going to do his business, then she has enough and shoves the little hen off. Would I be right in thinking that this is probably a dominance thing and little hen is trying to demonstrate her authority or is it something else?

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