Leghorn Rooster & an EE hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by enochstown, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. enochstown

    enochstown New Egg

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    I have an EE hen who has decided to set on the 4th egg she has laid. Her 1st egg laid a wk. ago. I have seen the Leghorn Rooster mate w/her. Should I let her set to encourage the instinct? And what kind of chick would it be? There is only 1 egg under her right now. She shows no sign of leaving it. I'm new at this and wanting the Lg. white eggs from the Leghorn hens, which are a month younger than the EE chickens. I have 3 more EE chicks that have not started laying yet. [​IMG]
     
  2. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You would get a chick that would lay colored eggs if it is a hen. She sounds young to be hatching eggs already. It may not hatch.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She's pretty young to be seriously broody. If you want to let her, go ahead, but dont' be suprised if she gives up.
    I have brown leghorn/ee crosses, they lay a pale green egg. Since the two breeds are similar colored, they look like both lol. Just with funky weird combs.
     

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