Leghorn gone broody update

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by L&Schickens, May 10, 2009.

  1. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I guess I should have taken all the eggs away from the Leghorn that was sitting on 15 welsummer eggs. A few at a time she let the eggs die by moving around so much and not gathering them back up under her. On the day they were to hatch she had 5 left. The next day I went out to check and 4 were stone cold out of the nest. One had hatched and was peeping loudly. It was not under momma hen. So I put it under her and it got quite. Everything seemed ok. I went out later only to find she had beaten the chick nearly to death. I brought it in and revived it a little bit, but it died later that night. Lesson learned, don't let a leghorn hatch eggs. [​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Sorry it worked out that way for you. [​IMG]
    Guess it's not the chickens fault they've had all the broodiness and mothering instincts bred out of them by us humans.
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Broody leghorn's now you don't hear of that often.

    AL
     
  4. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    She tried and I let her try, but every time I checked her there were eggs cold and out of the nest. I should have gotten a clue from that. She will not be allowed to brood eggs again. [​IMG]
     

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