Walking low to ground

tiffinimarie

In the Brooder
9 Years
Apr 8, 2010
44
0
32
Grand Blanc, MI
I got 2 new Isa Browns the other day, both are about 16 weeks old the guy said. Both are pullets. One of them was doing fine, but now she is walking really low to the ground and keeps making weird growling like noises. Otherwise, she seems fine. She is eating and drinking, her crop will get full and empty, she's been taking dust baths...I've never had Isa's before so I don't know if this is normal behavior? Any ideas?

Tiffini
 

tiffinimarie

In the Brooder
9 Years
Apr 8, 2010
44
0
32
Grand Blanc, MI
Ok, I've done a search and I still can't find anything. Could it mean she is getting ready to lay? Anyone have any ideas? Bueller?

Tiffini
 

emys

Songster
11 Years
Nov 19, 2008
1,416
10
161
Idaho
She's getting ready to lay soon, her hormones are spiking.

I have a Buff Orpington like her. Every time she gets ready to lay (like coming off a molt) she gets cranky and growls a lot, it's like early broody symptoms, cranky and growls.
 

akcountrygrrl

Songster
9 Years
Apr 3, 2010
2,024
27
173
Nenana, AK
Quote:Nope. Chickens can start laying as early as 4 months (16 weeks). I'm not familiar with the Isa Browns but from what I understand they are bred to be production layers so should start laying pretty early.
 

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