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Broody Leghorn

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Don't let anyone tell you white leghorns never go broody.

 

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post #2 of 11

I've a blue leghorn, not yet laying.  Do all grown leghorn's have such enormous combs and wattles ?  Wow.

One Light Sussex, one Light Brown Leghorn.  Not yet laying... must do soon, though.

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One Light Sussex, one Light Brown Leghorn.  Not yet laying... must do soon, though.

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post #3 of 11

I just had one of my barred rocks go broody, its not as crazy as a leghorn going broody lol but I was still shocked

Hell hath no fury like a broody hen...

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Hell hath no fury like a broody hen...

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Every one I ever had have a big floppy comb.  It will enlarge when they are laying and then shrink when the are not laying.  It is a dead give away when they are not laying.
 

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I've a blue leghorn, not yet laying.  Do all grown leghorn's have such enormous combs and wattles ?  Wow.



 

post #5 of 11

WOW what do you do to your birds! I would LOVE if some of mine went broody.

The proud mom of 1 Buff Orpington hen(Watermelon) 1 mutt roo(Sparky) 1 mutt hen(Falon) 2 Old English game bantams(Aztec and Jazz). Oh and 1 perfect Arabian horse Ally.
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The proud mom of 1 Buff Orpington hen(Watermelon) 1 mutt roo(Sparky) 1 mutt hen(Falon) 2 Old English game bantams(Aztec and Jazz). Oh and 1 perfect Arabian horse Ally.
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post #6 of 11

Lady Blue, bluehorn in previous post died yesterday.  Went over the fence (despite many barricades), was chased by dog, rescued by me and then had a heart attack in my arms.

 

So sad.  Didn't even get a chance to grow all the way up.  She was such a character, too.

One Light Sussex, one Light Brown Leghorn.  Not yet laying... must do soon, though.

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One Light Sussex, one Light Brown Leghorn.  Not yet laying... must do soon, though.

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post #7 of 11

Broody Leghorn!? Looks like she's got several under there. It's one of those things I'd have to see to believe. Guess that makes me a believer!

I live with my partner and our daughter in the foothills of NC. We LOVE our critters!
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I live with my partner and our daughter in the foothills of NC. We LOVE our critters!
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post #8 of 11
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Man, that is a sad story, this little girl does the same thing will not stay in coop, lays all over the place and for some reason she decided to set on about 14 eggs that I did not find in time.

 

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Lady Blue, bluehorn in previous post died yesterday.  Went over the fence (despite many barricades), was chased by dog, rescued by me and then had a heart attack in my arms.

 

So sad.  Didn't even get a chance to grow all the way up.  She was such a character, too.



 

post #9 of 11

I just joined today...I have had leghorns for years...I have one that went broody this week....Never had one do it before so this will be a learning experience for me... Going to put 6 eggs under her tonight and see what happens...

post #10 of 11

Wow! I have a Welsummer that is persistently broody! Weird!

Jeeves IS cool!
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Jeeves IS cool!
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