I have a broody LEGHORN!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wjallen05, May 28, 2010.

  1. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at first I thought there was something wrong with her because she wouldn't get off the nest. She stays on it day and night. I have to take her off to collect the eggs, she puffs her feathers up at me, screeches very loudly, and then jumps back on the nest. I have an EE hen that went broody at the same time. But I can't believe my Leghorn is broody!!! I thought they never set?!?! She is an Ideal 236 Leghorn (1 1/2 years old). I didn't have any fertile eggs, so I got some fertilized Silkie eggs from a good friend and put some under each hen and they are happy as can be. Hope they hatch them. My last broody hen experience didn't go so well, both my Silkie hens went broody but they got off their nests a day too early and the babies died- I even candled them and they had been growing. SO sad.

    I will get pics since yall probably won't believe me... hehe
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2010
  2. Panhanle RIR

    Panhanle RIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well the problem with production breeds that go broody is they generaly abandon the nest or are not good moms
     
  3. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The world is ending!! AHHHH!
     
  4. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The world is ending!! AHHHH!

    LOL. Well I thought it was the strangest thing seeing a Leghorn hen all broody.​
     
  5. laceynoelle

    laceynoelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats so awesome!! hahaha who woulda guessed? one year i had a nervous little buttercup go broody, and she was a great mama, so good luck!! keep us updated. [​IMG]
     

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