Why is one chicken sitting on another?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by khoe, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. khoe

    khoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could anyone explain this behavior to me? It seems mean to me. The chicken on the bottom is the head hen, so I don't know why she is putting up with it. Could she be sick?
     
  2. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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    Is the one on top a rooster.
     
  3. khoe

    khoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, there is 6 hens and a rooster but these ones are both hens.
     
  4. Backyardighens

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    Mine do this too. They don't seem to mind, actually they seem comfortable. I'm curious to see what other people have for insight...
     
  5. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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    Is she pecking the one on the bottom if she is maybe the one on top is just moving up on pecking list and just being mean if she is just sitting on her then she might just be sitting on her like I have seen some my chickens trying to move and they just step on the other one . Wait is she in a nesting box.
     
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  6. khoe

    khoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, she is in the nesting box.
     
  7. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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    She might be trying to kick the other one out so she can lay a egg.[​IMG]
     

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