White leghorn hen setting?!?

Ol Grey Mare

One egg shy of a full carton. .....
7 Years
Mar 9, 2014
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Can this even be possible? She has been in the nesting box all day sitting on an egg. I have never heard of a leghorn becoming broody. She even pecked me when I looked underneath her.
While it is less common in the production lines, yes - any breed has the potential to go broody. I have a 3 day/night test as to whether they are truly broody or just playing around.
 

Beer can

Crossing the Road
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I had a production RIR go broody, she sat for over a month, nothing hatched, eggs went rotton. I was told such breeds may go broody but they won't do it right because they have lost the instinct. ?
 

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