Broody California White?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BeardedLadyFarm, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    Has anyone had a broody California White?

    Mine isn't broody yet, but she moves eggs into her box, and sits there for hours on her eggs and others. I feel like it's just around the corner.

    Since they're primarily Leghorn, I really wasn't expecting it out of her. In fact she was the last of the 12 I thought would go broody.

    I really didn't want her in the first place (my housemate made me get her) but she's really calm and sweet and curious. It kills me that so many of her sisters are trapped in tiny battery cages. Such a big egg from such a small girl!

    If she officially becomes broody, I'll get her some fertile eggs. Just curious if I'm reading her signs right.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I have an Australorp that seems to spend a lot of time in the nest, yet she has not gone broody. I think some of them just like the nests. She may eventually go broody but I don't see the behavior you describe as a strong sign. I wish you luck but I would not order any hatching eggs yet.
     
  3. Our California Whites have never gone broody.
    Tell us what happens [​IMG]

    Matthew
     

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