broody light sussex

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by silkieowner, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. silkieowner

    silkieowner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone i have a broody light sussex here shes been broody for about 5 days so today i decided to shove some silkie eggs under her. I'm not sure if the silkie eggs are fertile or not but i do know my silkie rooster has been mating with the silkie hens everyday sometimes more. Should have seen the reaction the sussex gave when she saw the pile of eggs in the nest box. She dove straight on them she looked mighty happy, Went in there tonight to remove the mash food and when she heard the door open she complained she kept complaining till i left the coop.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    You might want to read this thread. The main purpose is to discuss whether or not to isolate a broody but there is some good information on what to do if you choose to not isolate her. Mainly that is about marking the eggs and checking daily for new eggs, but you might pick up something else useful from this thread.

    Isolate a Broody? Thread
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=213218

    Good luck and congratulations. She sounds like she will be a good broody.
     

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