Hen mounting another hen!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Romeo Flahoy, May 29, 2011.

  1. Romeo Flahoy

    Romeo Flahoy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    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?
     
  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the edge of insanity
    Yes, it would be a dominance thing.
     

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