Broody white leghorn!!!!Problem!!!pics!!!!New 1 week pics!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by austinhart123, May 19, 2008.

  1. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    i have a white leghorn that went broody, i didnt know it was possible, well the problem is she is really timid and when i step in the hen house she runs away!! i tried moving her but she freaked out. so any suggestions, i want to see them hatch!!!!!
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    Last edited: May 26, 2008
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Have you tried moving her during the day or at night? If it was during the day, get her seperate area set up and try moving her at night as it will be less stressful on the both of you.

    Hope this helps!

    Dawn
     
  3. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    it was at night. shes just very afraid of people
     
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Believe me, it's a Leghorn thang...
    I have a Leghorn that if you walk up to her, she takes off like you're Colonel Sanders and you're holding a bag with 17 herbs and spices...and I've had her over 4 1/2 years!

    You'll need to get her when it's full dark and she's on the nest sleeping...stuff her in a dog crate or some other place where she can sit and not be bothered.
     
  5. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    Allright well she finally is starting to mellow down and her confidence grows everyday......still im shocked that i white leghorn went broody
     
  6. SillyChick

    SillyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope your broody does well.....Congratulation on the broody by the way! It's very nice to have broody hens, especially leghorns. It's natural for Leghorns to be nervous.

    Good luck!
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2008
  7. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    Thanks! i have 7 broody hens right now: 2 hens with young 2wk old chicks, 2 hens whos eggs are currently hatching as we speak (the two hens in the box labled food if you read my other post) and three that are awaiting chicks one this monday , the leghorn 2wks, the silkie just started. thank all for the help,
    Austin
     
  8. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2007
    Oklahoma
    I wonder what kind of mom she will be? This is very interesting to know keep us posted on how she does.
    And best of luck to you.
     
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    It's natural for Leghorns to be nervous.

    That, my dear Sillychick, is an understatement! LOL
    Obelisk went broody way back in 06 and she sat for almost 3 weeks...she'd take a chunk out of you rather than look at you. I guess she didn't read the Leghorns don't go broody section of the how to be a chicken handbook either.​
     
  10. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    LOL..... today is week one and she is not leaving as easy anymore....i candled ome of the eggs, and it looks like were gonna have some baby leghorns soon. i have the incubator ready incase she quits.

    Thanks for the help !!!
    Austin
     

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