What happens when the top (leader) hen in the coop dies?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lillypurrs23, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. lillypurrs23

    lillypurrs23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it upset everyone? Does the second one automatically take her place, or...?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    There may or may not be skirmishes to determine who is the new boss. Sometimes the second 'in command' is a buddy of the dominant hen - in this situation she may face serious challenges.
     

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