Hen mounting another hen?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by KristyAz, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw this myself tonight. A hen mounting another hen exactly like the rooster does. What is this about?
     
  2. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    This displays dominance to the other hen. It's not necessarily breeding.
     
  3. can also sometimes happen if you recently got rid of a rooster. The dominant hen will at times try to take his place. I have seen a hen crow before under this circumstance.
     
  4. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Quote:I have a question about crowing hens, maybe you can help me with it.
    Will they do it regularly like roosters, or just a few times?
     

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