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Help! Broody? white leghorn

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by golfcoursechix, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. golfcoursechix

    golfcoursechix New Egg

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    Thanks for this great website! Ihave a 9month old white leghorn that was producing an egg a day for the last 2 months then all of a sudden stopped.. though she was egg bound but i feel nothing unusual near the vent.. i noticed shes ALWAYS on the nest box over another hen's egg.. i shoo her off and retrive the egg(s) but the same every day.. any suggestions?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I think your hen may be broody. Is she aggressive when you remove the eggs? Puffed up and screeches at you?
     
  3. golfcoursechix

    golfcoursechix New Egg

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    Thanks for the help.. She makes some funny noises but doesn't peck or become aggressive, I just push her off and take the egg .. She even sleeps in the box at night
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    That doesn't sound right. If she's not broody she might be egg bound...
     
  5. daisy06

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    When some of my hens get broody, they don't seem aggressive.
     
  6. golfcoursechix

    golfcoursechix New Egg

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    I dont know what i'm looking for if she's egg-bound.. she looks ok, I figured she would look sick or something..
    i looked some stuff up about how to break the broodiness.. but i dont want any more chicks
    i did get my hens (6 of them) for egg laying and she hasnt laid in over a week
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