I know she's a hen...

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

  1. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Songster

    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 Songster

    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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