Transgender hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sevenbabychicks, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2010
    Saint Paul, MN
    I have a little hen who is definitely a hen (watched her lay an egg one day) who, soon after I came back from a trip to AK, started becoming aggressively assertive to me and attempts to mate my foot and hand just like my roosters mount the girls! It's very, very strange and I can't find any explanation. She used to be super sweet and would fall asleep in my hands, however that now appears to be the opposite of her intentions.

    What's going on??
  2. eggdd

    eggdd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2011
    i have no idea, but i kind of hope she is really transgendered. how awesome would that be?
  3. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Central, N.C.
    It isn't at all unusual for the top hen to take on the role of the rooster if you don't have one. Some have also been known to crow and mount the other hens.

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