I have a molting, broody, leghorn.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ericasl, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Ericasl

    Ericasl Songster

    Feb 21, 2008
    The Dalles OR
    I noticed a week or so ago Snow face my white leghorn was looking different, and lots of white feathers laying around, her feathers are very thin looking she is looking funny. Well now she is BROODY. She is so mean she would bite my finger off. Well I also have 3 other broodys. 8 broodys so far this spring. I have enough chicks, I keep tossing them off the nest but I cannot break these broodys. I don't have a wire bottemed cage to hang them up with. What else can I do. I have put then on ice, I set them in cool water, but they liked it it was 100 outside, they just sat there and enjoyed there soak! They are all sitting on nothing. I toss them out at least 5 times a day i am at a loss here.
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Obelisk was mean when she was broody and she's mean when she's moulting, so I can sympathize with your PMS'ing bird.
    Anything to make it uncomfortable for them to sit is good. A pillow case full of rocks, icepacks, even a rack from the oven put on bricks...I even used an old pot upside down.

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