Leghorn Setting!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by terwelpbantams, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. terwelpbantams

    terwelpbantams Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some white leghorn hens in my flock, and for the past three days one of my hens wasnt leaving the nest box. At first like most people, i thought she was laying. Until i reached toward her and she growled at me. And when i put my hand under her, she settled back down on it. So i was just wondering if anyone else has ever had this happen to you. I felt like sharing this cause i believe its really rare for a white leghorn hen to set. thanks
     
  2. sangel4you

    sangel4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow!!! good for you!
     
  3. snyd08

    snyd08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have seen them do the same thing but they dont sit for a long time i'v never really let them i pull the eggs from under them and go on, they either growl and set bakc down or get up. but the white leghorns DO do this to me.[​IMG]
     
  4. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    That is rare for leghorn go broody. My parents have had leghorns for 20+ years and I never did see or remember one go broody.
     
  5. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

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    Be careful. One of my Leghorns went broody, and then decided she didn't wnat to be broody and got off the eggs for good. [​IMG]
     
  6. terwelpbantams

    terwelpbantams Out Of The Brooder

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    well i put a couple bantam eggs under her because i had them. I will see how long she keeps going. its been a week so far.
     
  7. sangel4you

    sangel4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she still going?
     
  8. terwelpbantams

    terwelpbantams Out Of The Brooder

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    well after 3 long weeks she hatched out two chicks, a mottled cochin bantam from my champion line and a blue mottled oeg bantam! I still have her with the chicks because she is a very good mother. She wont let me near them, but she is in a livestock tank so she isnt going anywhere. The reason i kept her with the chicks is because in the past i have taken away chicks from a first time mother and she has yet to set again. So im letting her raise them so she will hopefully set again. I know this isnt a normal trait but im deffinately going to try to breed for it.
     
  9. terwelpbantams

    terwelpbantams Out Of The Brooder

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    but i have another rarity in my flock, everyone says that a hen in a cage wont set, well my mottled cochin hen started settin 3 weeks ago on 1 egg in her cage, so i added two more, well the first chick hatched out and another one is coming. I guess she decided that she had nothing better to do than hatch some chicks lol.
     

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