Leghorn Rooster & an EE hen

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

  1. enochstown

    enochstown Hatching

    May 13, 2011
    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 Songster

    Jan 17, 2011
    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

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    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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