Brahma hen

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Shark Akhrrana, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Shark Akhrrana

    Shark Akhrrana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    Chicken Land
    So I recently obtained a Brahma hen. El General was very lonely and so I was so happy to find her. but when we put them together she attacked him. So we ended up separating them. Today I took them out in teh front yard to keep an eye on them. She did it again only this time i had a camera handy...

    couldn't enbed video :(
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    That was cute! She was actually pretty nice about her attack!
  3. ForestOwl

    ForestOwl Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 6, 2011
    I think she's telling him hey this is my space, she seems to attack after he moves, pecking order thing i'd say.
  4. Milk Glass Chicky

    Milk Glass Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2011
    Oooohh, what a bad little girl. Won't even give him a chance to be a man.

    "Henpecked" is right. [​IMG]

    How old is your roo? Is he older or younger than her? I've always wondered about a hen being that dominate over a rooster, the only time I've ever seen that is nearly ten years ago when we introduced a new flock of young chickens to our oldest hen. She established her dominance even to the young roosters (that is until they got older...that's when all but one of the roos had to go). The hen's not older than the roo, is she? What kind of circumstances did she come from before?
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2012
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    It sounds to me like she's establishing her place in the pecking order.
  6. HiddenHens987

    HiddenHens987 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2011
    I was thinking the same thing....
  7. Shark Akhrrana

    Shark Akhrrana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    Chicken Land
    She is apparently younger than him. He is about 3 or 4 years old. (I'm only guessing) And this fight was nothing. When I at first put them together the hen attacked. He ran to a corner and he hid as much as he could. She jumped on him and was pecking at his head. It was a good thing I had stayed there to watch and took her out. Who knows what would have happened.

    When we were setting up a place for her. I placed her in the other coop. I have another rooster in this coop a small red rooster ( I just recently found out he was a Redcap [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]) She decided to attack him too. Only he didn't like it and attacked back and she ran away while he chased her all over the place.[/FONT]

    Other than that she is a very nice hen.

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