Look what this tiny little thing gave me today. I get them often with the leghorn.
Who else loves the leghorn..there may already be a thread on them. Didn't see one, so, I am just putting this out there.
I think so...I have a friend that has a 6 yr. old. I have hatched them, and gotten them from the feed store. I just rotate my birds after a while though. Small flock. So, I want to keep in eggs on a reg. basis. I sell them around 18 months, so the person that gets them will have eggs for a while since that's what they are usually looking for in a hen. I hatch..what can I say..I hatch. I can rotate. I love to hatch. Did I say that already?
My two-year-old white leghorn has been laying consistently and prolifically for two straight years, winter included(with supplemental lighting). Suddenly one day she just stopped. It's been more than a month now that I haven't seen a single egg. She is not molting, doesn't seem particularly sick or weak, not broody etc, etc. There is one thing that I find strange, she goes into the laying box as if trying to lay an egg. No I have thought that she might be egg bound but she does not seem particularly distressed and I would think that an a month and a half of the condition she would not survive. So I would appreciate some answers. I'm certainly at a loss.
You know what...she may just be going into a broody mode. I had one leghorn go broody..only one after all of these yrs. She was great. Is she just laying in there for a while. I just had a leghorn/EE mix go broody. She would go in, lay for a while..on an egg she had laid. Then out finally. She did this for a few days. Also a SG that would go in, and out, no egg. Both are broody for now. Just watch your girl. If she is still eating and drinking, not just sitting all alone, or puffed up and not eating and drinking, then there is something going on. A month is quite a while....hmmm...