HAND RAISIED ISA BROWN

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by belgianlover101, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. belgianlover101

    belgianlover101 Out Of The Brooder

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    hello chicken lovers one of my hen is acting like a rooster like hoping on top of a female chicken HELP!!!!!!!
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Are you sure that you're chicken that's behaving that way is in fact an Isa Brown hen? Can you post a full body profile pic showing the tail?
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    some hens do mount other hens, but it's not common. If your bird truly is an ISA brown, sex should be a no-brainer, especially by the time they're old enough to show mating behavior. Red is female, white is male.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I was wondering if the bird in question might be a red breed of some kind (Production Red, etc.) as opposed to an Isa Brown. If that was the case, it might in fact be a rooster despite its red coloring.
     
  5. belgianlover101

    belgianlover101 Out Of The Brooder

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    she it is a hen she lays eggs
     
  6. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had a hen that always done that, she is being the dominate hen. She will continue to be a normal hen. I even have hens that try to crow. They don't sound that great when they try.
     
  7. CCsChickens

    CCsChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    My four month olds sometimes do that!! I figure they're just mucking around or trying to annoy each other to be funny ahaha! My ISAS are very cheeky as one will be having a nap and the other one will run over and jump on them to wake them up. Not sure if that's a bit different from what you're experiencing, but to me when mine do it it just seems like a bit of fun for them (like when they play lettuce chasey!).
     

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