Hens having a Cxxx, er, I mean "Rooster" Fight when moved

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ducks4you, May 14, 2010.

  1. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just expanded the hen's dog-kennel chain linked enclosure from 10x10 to 10x20. Sooo, it was time to take my 7 RIR girls (they're over one year old now) from the "stall in the barn coop" to the outside world, again. After chasing them all of the 12 x 16 stall, I get the last hen into the 'kennel' and I see my two toughest hens having a roosterish fight, heads raised up high, beaks down, neck feathers out, and circling each other before the "attack.," JUST LIKE..you know! It only lasted a few minutes, #2 submitted, and then all was well. Anybody have any clue why this happend? They seemed to be pretty calm in the stall all winter. [​IMG]
     
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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Sure do! It's because they got a new home, and the pecking order has to be established again. Since they all know eachother, it should be too bad, and the pecking order should be decided real quick.
     
  3. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     

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