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Why is my hen acting like a rooster?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickyGirl12, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. ChickyGirl12

    ChickyGirl12 Chirping

    Mar 14, 2014
    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?!
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging 9 Years

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    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.
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
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    There is no need to stop it, because there is not anything "wrong" happening.
  4. ChickyGirl12

    ChickyGirl12 Chirping

    Mar 14, 2014
    OK. Thanks! I did not want to have a messed up hen or something. LOL thanks.

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