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hen trying to mate with me

Yes, she probably is, or "pleasuring" herself. They will do that when they get hormonal. You can look up links on hormonal control (I am sorry I do not know how to put the link here). My previous bird was a hen and she would get that way sometimes. A couple of things I do know: increase her hours of darkness by covering her cage or putting her in a dark room. They should have at least 12 hours of darkness. Another thing, don't run your hand along the length of her back. She'd probably like it, but that stimulates hormonal behavior and egg laying. If she does lay eggs, she will be very protective of them and may become aggressive towards you. My bird was usually sweet, but she turned into a little monster when she had eggs. Sadly, I didn't know about hormonal control then. When she did lay eggs, I usually let her sit on them for a few days, then sneaked them away when she wasn't looking. That may not be the best thing to do though; maybe someone else can provide a better solution. Good luck!
 
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