Help please. Broody white leghorn? I'm new to this.

jengro65

Songster
9 Years
Jul 16, 2011
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Morgantown, WV
Have you ever had a white leghorn go broody? Everything I've read says they don't. One of my girls won't leave the nest box and when I leaned in to get a closer look she puffed up as if to say "back off woman!!!"....I backed off.
I collected 10 eggs from the other nest boxes early this afternoon and as I only have 10 hens and 1 rooster, I assuming that she's sitting on the ceramic eggs.
I'm tempted to take some of today's eggs out after dark and swap them with the fake ones. Is that a dumb idea? If not, how many eggs should I put under her? If she's truly broody, should I move her?
 

nickrex98

Chirping
8 Years
Jul 2, 2011
179
0
89
georgia
yeah switch out the eggs and leave her were she is so when the eggs hatch the chicks will already be part of the flock
 

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