Hens fighting like roosters?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EllaM, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. EllaM

    EllaM Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all
    Today I noticed two (of 4) of my hens were
    fighting like roosters. Does anyone know why?
    Also any methods of stopping it?
    Of course it wasn't really serious fighting
    just sizing eachother up and then a bit of
    jumping at eachother and ended with a peck on the back.

    Thanks!
     
  2. anirishfarmer

    anirishfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi ya

    this I'm not sure of [​IMG]

    but you would nearly think, they were trying to rearrange, the pecking order [​IMG]


    Health and happiness
     
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  3. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Irish is right. This is how hens settle serious challenges to their rank in the pecking order. Nothing to worry about. It's the way of Chicken World.
     
  4. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. Chickens think differently then us and thier social rules a alot different![​IMG]
     

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