8 week old lt brown leghorns

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tiki244, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I have 9 of them and a d Uccle the same age. They are housed together and such a hoot. When they are in the yard they never stay in their pen, at least they roam together in a flock. And when I go to catch them to put them in, they are all over the place. [​IMG] They are really pretty and boys and girls are easy to tell apart. I just love them and their little antics. The liveliest birds I have ever had. They just run all over the yard in a little pack, very wild. Last night when I went to feed them, (i had afew extra treats with the regular stuff), they just all flocked to the food and made all these little baby dinosaur noises and started running around chasing each other for snacks. They are just so hilarious!!
     
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  2. Hooterville

    Hooterville Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey Kris,
    Do you have any pics of your brown leghorns? I'm trying to id one that I think I have! [​IMG]

    Thanks!!
     
  3. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I'm not Kris, but I got a nice pic of my 8wk old brown leghorn pullet yesterday. She's a single comb, but they also comb in a rose comb.

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  4. jadude

    jadude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have two that are around that age do they lay well
     
  5. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    They lay really well. Not quite as prolific as white leghorns, but still a lot of eggs. They're shy, but beautiful and active. Definitely fun to have around.
     
  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Quote:You said it jossanne! That is a lovely pullet. She looks really well feathered in. Mine are just a bit behind her in feathering, but they are really starting to look nice. They are now at the age where I can definetely tell boys from girls. I have 5 boys and 4 girls. [​IMG] Thats a lot of boys.

    I put a treat in with them again today, and there is one d'Uccle male the same age with them. Well they did that same thing again. They all started running around and grabbing pieces of food and making all these starving chirping noises. It was crazy. It was kinda like a dull roar of baby birds. [​IMG] And the mille d'Uccle kinda stood there, like, what the heck is going on here? I gave a little treat to the silkies the same age and they just grabbed the treats and ate them. But those leghorns sure do make a big to do about it!!! [​IMG] Yes they sure are fun to watch. Very entertaining!
     

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