Where's the Roo

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Remington1986, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. Remington1986

    Remington1986 New Egg

    Oct 12, 2015
    Charlottesville, VA
    We have 10 hens and 2 rooster (we are giving away one)Egg production is down to one egg a day likely due to the crazy weather in Virgina lately.We were ourside cleaning their coop tonight and saw what we thaught was a hen attempt to breed one of the other hens. I have read in other forums hens may do this because they do not respect the roosters. Pictures can also be provided if needed. Any recommendations are appreciated!
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    It's very rare to see a hen mounting other birds as a sign of dominance. This is typical behavior in some species, such as ducks and geese, but in a chicken it's nearly always the result of a hormone imbalance, and may be accompanied by things like cackling and crowing.

    Pictures would greatly help in determining whether you have a rooster or a very uncommon hen.

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