White Leghorn gone broody!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenwoods, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    She slep on nest yesterday,and set on nest all day today,,went to pick her up to pet her,and her brest was bald!! shes a white leghorn!!! i stashed some more eggs under her today!! Hope she stays put,i cant wait to see what my chicks will look like!!
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Best of luck. Don't forget to mark the eggs you set and make sure no new eggs show up in her nest. Don't want half developed eggs!
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I guess she didn't read the Leghorn's don't go broody book either.
  4. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    every now an then youll have a non broody breed go broody.an your leghorn decided she wanted tobe broody.
  5. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    Still on the nest!!!!!!!!!!!! I cant wait!!
  6. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    Shes a very docile bird,but if i pick her up everyday to get the unmarked eggs out from unda her will it distract her from being broody? i really dont want to mess her up!This is her second spring, I have broody breed birds but none of them have gone before..i want little chicks..

    When i approach her she really doesnt puff up or peck or nothing, like my other hens.but shes always been nice....but do you think other birds will get in theyre with her and lay eggs?
  7. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Songster

    Sep 9, 2007
    middle Tennessee
    I have a white leghorn that went part broody , she never sat on the nest but, when she was laying she would puff up at me. when she finished laying she would take spells calling her imagionary chicks and dareing the other hens to get close to them. That lasted about a week and i guess she thinks they can make it on their own now. [​IMG]
  8. scgamecock

    scgamecock Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    I have a buttercup hen sitting right now and I didn't think they were the motherly type but I guess she didn't read the book. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    That is so cool!!! I would love to have someone go broody. The closest I have come was my EE......she got all nasty and refused to give up her egg....gave me that "don't you dare touch my baby" look. She sat on it a whopping 5 minutes, got up, looked at it like "hmmmm......must be a dud" and left. [​IMG]
  10. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008

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