Broody Young Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Carter57, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. Carter57

    Carter57 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two leg horns that have been laying for 4 or 5 weeks.
    One of them has stopped laying and only wants to sit on the nest all day except to eat some. The other hens use this nest when she gets up. Then she will sit on there eggs untill I remove them. Is it normal for a leghorn to get broody so young?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:It's not at all common for a leghorn to go broody, though they have. Does sounds awful young.
     
  3. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's not at all common for a leghorn to go broody, though they have. Does sounds awful young.

    X2, but I wouldn't worry there is anything wrong with her - sometimes hen's decide to do the craziest things. I would break her up though if you are not going to use her.
     
  4. Carter57

    Carter57 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:It's not at all common for a leghorn to go broody, though they have. Does sounds awful young.

    X2, but I wouldn't worry there is anything wrong with her - sometimes hen's decide to do the craziest things. I would break her up though if you are not going to use her.

    What do mean break her up?
    I do remove the eggs a couple times a day.
     

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