what is going on?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cary 1973, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Songster

    IDK my esquvar leg horn went broody again this is the second time in 2 months and she took my little bit with her last time she took lilly with her (they go broody with her at the same time) I was told leg horns rarly go broody and I did not know it was catchy is it somthing I am doing to make them go broody? I am just going to let it run its course this time as she is doing it in the nesting box and not my room. ugh ugh ugh

  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    I also read that leghorns don't go broody often, or not as often as some breeds! Your choices with het (them) are: give her some fertile eggs to hatch for you or break her broodiness. You can do that by putting her in a wire cage with only food and water, no nesting materials! A broody hen's body temperature goes up a bit and when in the cage it's really hard for them to maintain that, so after an average of 3 days they give up.
    Whichever you decide, good luck!

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