What is going on??????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bloom chicks, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. bloom chicks

    bloom chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why are some of my hens pecking on the hen that is being mounted by my rooster? ...... I have a couple of hens that run up to the hen that is being mounted and they start pecking at her. Why are they doing that? They only do it when the rooster is mounting the hen.
     
  2. sunnysideuprarebreeds

    sunnysideuprarebreeds Out Of The Brooder

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    It is a pecking order thing. She is probably in the bottom of the pecking order and even though he likes her the other hens do not think she should be allowed to be mounted by him. I see it all the time in my flock. It is just something they do those silly hens. They like her only when she is in her place.
     
  3. bloom chicks

    bloom chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Mama (BO) isn't on the bottom she is more on the top. When My rooster was done she went after the girls that were pecking her.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    What better time to attack someone than when they are immobilized. [​IMG]
     
  5. bloom chicks

    bloom chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL, poor girl! [​IMG]
     

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