My hen is confused

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by halacheff, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. halacheff

    halacheff Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 28, 2010
    I have 8 red cross hens in one of my runs, I noticed one of my hens making a noise like she was trying to crow, and today she was doing the roster thing on one of the other hens, I know she is a hen because she lays eggs and looks like a hen except she is a littie larger than the others, has anyone else experinced this
  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    When there are no roosters a hen can sometimes take the rooster's place. Uncommon but possible [​IMG]
  3. nwfl

    nwfl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2011
    Northwest Florida
    Dominant behaviors and pecking order. I have not had a hen crow but I have noticed that some hens mount more than others. I have one hen that is just as bad as a rooster and keep her isolated most of the peak egg season from my layers.
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    I have 16 pullets with no roo & have noticed them mounting each other . I know their all pullets because I've gotten 16 eggs.

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