I know she's a hen...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lovable Chicks, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2010
    So why did she mount another hen. I have seen her lay a egg but while sitting with the girls last night Shadow mounted another hen. I wonder is it dominance? Some mornings all my hens get going and now I wonder if she is a crowing hen. What does one sound like?
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    East Bethel MN
    Its a dominance thing, a crowing hen sounds like a choking rooster [​IMG]

    All kidding aside it is not uncommon if there is no rooster in the flock for a hen to take on that roll. I had a hen awhile back I swore was a rooster, big waddles and a huge comb and she crowed! I held onto that until the day she laid an egg!

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