ummm not sure how to put this....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kyrose, Sep 26, 2009.

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  1. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    i saw one of my hens trying to mate with another hen this morning.she had ahold of the other hens head and was on top of her (how to put this?) and doing the motion.any ideas on what she is trying to do? thanks...
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    In the absence of a rooster, sometimes the head hen will take over and try to take the roosters place. Don't be shocked if you hear her crow either! They will sometimes do that too. [​IMG]

    The only way to fix this issue is to add a rooster to your flock.
     
  3. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    but i have an ee rooster in with them and hes crowing and doing his job...
     
  4. crzychknluvr

    crzychknluvr Out Of The Brooder

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    HMMMMM maybe she's just not discriminatory.[​IMG]
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Hmmmm...maybe she's confused...lol. [​IMG] That is interesting. I know I've had female dogs "hump" other dogs (male or female) and was told that's just a dominance thing...showing the other who's boss. Maybe an occasional chicken will show dominance that way as well???
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Cows do it too. Guessing it's a dominance issue.
     
  7. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    well i guess ill have to get used to it,but it sure did mke me scratch my head this morning...lol
     
  8. Nemo

    Nemo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:And, dogs.
     
  9. gottalovemychickens

    gottalovemychickens SaveAChickenRideACowboy

    Quote:i second this , ive heard my hens crow many times mimicing my rooster in the coop next to the one shes in
     
  10. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Chillin' With My Peeps

    How sure are you she is a hen? Want to post a picture?
     
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