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

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jengro65, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. jengro65

    jengro65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  2. nickrex98

    nickrex98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  3. nickrex98

    nickrex98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:oh the number of eggs you put under her is up to u a leg horn can handle 10 eggs im sure
     

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