With they sit on eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Happyhenz, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Happyhenz

    Happyhenz Songster

    Aug 15, 2007
    Canberra Australia
    Hi all i have 16 leghorn x new hampshire hens from a commerical set up. they are 18mths old.
    some are laying up there now and we have 2 silky roos up there who think their xmas's have come at once:lol:

    my ? will they go broody?

    Another ? i was offered a light sussex roo and im wonder if i cross him with these hens and get the silky hens to bring em out with the sussex x leghorn chicks grown up to sit on eggs?

    I have heard leghorns are terrible brooders so im wondering if i should get a few of another breed to keep chicks happening?

    Cheers Happyhenz
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    They might never sit. Most production breeds don't. You can try crossing them but they still might not make good moms. I know some people have had leghorns go broody. Just luck of the draw.

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