Why is my hen acting like a rooster?!

ChickyGirl12

Chirping
5 Years
Mar 14, 2014
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I have a certain RIR hen, she lays eggs and everything, but she trys to breed the other hens! This is EXTREMELY WEIRD! What do I do to make her stop?!
 

Ridgerunner

Crossing the Road
13 Years
Feb 2, 2009
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This is not about sex, it is about dominance. In the mating ritual the chicken on bottom is accepting the dominance of the one on top, either willingly or by force. The one on top is your dominant hen. She is showing the others that she is dominant. It is not weird. It is not unnatural. It is normal.

If you can’t handle normal part of chicken flock interaction get a dominant rooster, get rid of the hen and maybe the next dominant hen won’t do that (maybe), or separate them.
 

Ol Grey Mare

One egg shy of a full carton. .....
8 Years
Mar 9, 2014
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Oregon
My Coop
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This is not about sex, it is about dominance. In the mating ritual the chicken on bottom is accepting the dominance of the one on top, either willingly or by force. The one on top is your dominant hen. She is showing the others that she is dominant. It is not weird. It is not unnatural. It is normal.
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There is no need to stop it, because there is not anything "wrong" happening.
 

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