STRANGE Chicken Behavior!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shellybean40, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I observed something weird yesterday. I have 9 hens, and all of them are laying. I have 3 makeshift nestboxes, but, of course, all the girls prefer one in particular. Funny thing is, two of the boxes are identical. They literally line up to lay in the morning. It is hilarious!! Yesterday one of my bantam cochins was laying and another bantam cochin got on top of her and looked as if she was mating her. SHE IS A GIRL!! Lays eggs and everything. What in the world?????
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2011
  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    dominance
     
  3. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Could be a dominance thing. But maybe she wanted to lay in that box and the other wouldn't move???
     

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