My hen is mounting the other hens as if she were a rooster!

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  1. heddahawaii

    heddahawaii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aloha All! I have four bard rocks and four Americana chickens all grown from day old chicks together and are now 15 months old. All 8 laying great! They are in a chicken tractor coop and fed entirely organic store bought feed. Three of the Americana chickens have lost all of the feathers on their back. I have never seem them picking each other. But I just saw one of the Bard rocks MOUNT one of the Americana as if she were a rooster! She was pretty aggressive and her feet were digging into the other's back. So I am thinking the loss of feathers is from this behavior? Anyone heard of this before? They are all very tame and like to be pet each day when fed. I am using Pick No More and it seems to be helping a little. THANKS!
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Can you post a picture of the one that did the jumping?
     
  3. heddahawaii

    heddahawaii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes and I will also post of photo of the three with the missing feathers; I'll get those today and post them tomorrow; thank you!~
     
  4. Molpet

    Molpet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen that is the head hen, and she does that some times.. also have roos
     
  5. heddahawaii

    heddahawaii Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. heddahawaii

    heddahawaii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are the photos of the chickens with the missing feathers. ANY IDEAS?
     
  7. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    They look like they are suffering feather loss from the overmating a rooster would do. Any pictures of the perpetrator?
     
  8. heddahawaii

    heddahawaii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH, I bet the one doing it IS the head-honcho! Do you think that is what is causing the loss of feathers? Did you see the photo? Think it is anything else? THANK YOU!
     
  9. heddahawaii

    heddahawaii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what I was thinking; I am not sure which one of my girls is doing this behavior. If I catch them in the act, I'll try to grab a photo.
     
  10. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Can you post a photo of all your birds? Just in case?
     

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