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Rooster mounting behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lilmstw72, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. lilmstw72

    lilmstw72 In the Brooder

    Sep 4, 2010
    Ok, I'm very new to this chicken thing but I was outside the other day and checking on the chickens when it appeared my alpha rooster was mounting what I thought was another one of my roosters. See, I purchased 6 light brahma chicks in the spring from a local feed store and they were suppose to all be pullets but so far it appears I have at least 3 or 4 roosters. I've moved one to another home and in the process of moving another one. Now I'm questioning if maybe the one chicken being mounted is actually a pullet? I'm so confused. Do roosters ever mount other roosters as a sign of dominance. We haven't had any issues yet with them fighting. All of them are around 22 weeks.


  2. not that i know of but post a pic the BYCers will tell you if it's a pullet or roo
  3. Melmom8

    Melmom8 In the Brooder

    Apr 20, 2010
    Not sure about Roosters but Dogs do it to dominate.

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