What's with my alpha hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jkm0518, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Jkm0518

    Jkm0518 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just had to cull my rooster on Sunday and now my alpha hen seems to be taking the roosters place. She has started to crow in the morning and I just caught her mounting my other hen. Any ideas what is going on?
     
  2. larsonll

    larsonll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Normal behavior for the alpha hen. Some are more masculine than others.
     
  3. BunkyB

    BunkyB Chillin' With My Peeps

    True enough seen it lots. The alfa hen has her chance to strut her stuff without the king around and have seen the hen mounting hen a lot as well. With chickens it is "monkey see monkey do" IMHO Then of course I seen the mama hen bat the roosters around as well.
    She should stop soon once established.... Steve
     
  4. Jkm0518

    Jkm0518 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's kinda what I was guessing. Wasn't sure tho. Thanks
     

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