Hen Identity Crisis (Hen-ster?)
Hi there! I don't guess I'm looking for an 'answer' but we have found this amusing.
An old hen (Black Star/Sex Link) has been for some time now been "crowing" in the mornings, tries to hop on other hens and calls to them to offer blades of grass or bugs! The crowing sounds like a young rooster, you know, the choking sort of sound but she is getting better at it.
We lost the rooster some time before she started these antics so assuming she is trying to take over the role or something like that.
She is the most beautiful of all the hens and has always pretty much been at the top of the pecking order. Has anyone else ever experienced a hen wanting to be a rooster?