Unusual behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickynparadise, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. chickynparadise

    chickynparadise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 girls (Big Mama, Betty, Ethyl), Ethyl is caged right now because she is broody. Went out tonight to find Big Mama on top of Betty! She was mounted doggie style!! I have never seen this before. Does anyone know what this behavior means? Big Mama just went thru a long broody stage, 5 days. This was the longest I have had with my girls.
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Hen only flocks can often have a dominant hen that takes on cock behaviors......
    .....dominance mounting(what you likely saw), crowing, and maybe not laying.
     
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