Desperate for information!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Domestic_goddess, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm desperate for Information on Brown Leghorns, I've researched and not finding alot of info on the breed. From what I've read I'm nervous on thier temperament. I have 2 of them about 4 weeks old, they hate to be touched or handled. I'm worried about thier flight too! I'm almost regretting buying them now, I may have to get rid of them. I'm probably gonna have to clip the wings, is it best to do that while they are still chicks? Do you have to keep clipping them? I also am hoping that some of you have some pictures of thiers they could show me and some of the same age as mine would be great and Adults too. Sorry I just know nothing on the breed.HELP!!!Anything you could give me would be great!
     
  2. foweler

    foweler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have one (approx 6 wks old) and its only been 4 weeks now but she is becoming my favorite.

    Here is what I've observed.

    She was the smallest bird but was pecking at the eyes of the other two the first day we had them. That didn't last long thank goodness.

    She can jump and fly way better than the RIR and the LB, but none of them want to be alone so she doesn't fly away....yet.

    She has more personality and spunk than the others.

    She is the first and fastest treat eater of the group. I have to work to let the others get some.

    None of them let me hold them by choice but if I'm holding one of the others (easier to catch) the Leghorn will run up to where she is at chest level with me and I can put my hand out and she will jump on it. Strange. Almost like a case of the "me toos"
    I brought here in to the kitchen and put her on the floor near the cat and she flew up to my shoulder. Better the guy that feeds her than the cat I guess.

    She is starting to develop some very pretty coloring and will lay white eggs (for my wife)


    I'd keep them if I were you.



    She's on the right at two weeks old.

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    Last edited: Apr 3, 2009
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Had Brown Leghorns and those two girls were just as high strung as my White Legorns. Got rid of them all.

    Not every leghorn is bad but their egg production are HARD to beat!
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Handle them lots (do not swoop down from above (like a hawk or owl would) to pick them up--place your hand in front of them from a distance away and slowly move it toward them), hand feed treats, and see if that helps. We had a brown leghorn hen, and while not my favourite breed, I liked her far better than I care for our two buff orpingtons. Depending on your coop and pen setup, you may or may not need to clip wings. Personally I do not clip wings--for me it has been ineffective (I tried on guineas years ago), and it removes the birds' ability to get away from predators.

    Yes, wing clipping needs to be repeated--again, and again, and again--frequently.
     
  5. foweler

    foweler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is Biache' a few minutes ago:

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  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    hahahahahahahaha...I LOVE the name!!! LOL
     
  7. foweler

    foweler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She earned that name when she was pecking at the eyes of the other two chicks (two weeks older than her).
     
  8. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for everyones input and advice, it does help! I love the name Biache, beautiful bird too! I would love to see more pictures. One of my brown leghorns, I'm concerned it may be a Roo!
     
  9. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once you've got a hold of her, carry her around a LOT and feed her tidbits of her favorite treats.... she'll become a Momma's girl in no time! (Both My OE Roo's did!!!)
     
  10. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to sell them. I got tired of them ranting anytime I got close. they squacked so much; one day it scared a buff orp through the glass window. Flighty, good free-rangers, white eggs. Sell very, VERY well just before local fairs if in show quality shape.
     

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