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Sun Jun 10, 2012, 08:46 AM

11. Farm life can be very instructive.

I have a hen that mounts other hens and the males don't seem to be able to mount her. But she lays some of the prettiest eggs.

I've seen roosters mount each other and gang up on one hen. If you don't reduce your rooster population to about 1 rooster per 10 hens, the roosters can, and do, kill the hens in an effort to have sex with them.

Stressed out hens then turn to eating their own eggs and chicks. If you get rescue hens, or hens from someone else, be very careful. They can teach their bad behaviors to your other hens.

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