Hi everyone our light sussex is still broody she is almost been broody for 3 weeks. I did give her some silkie eggs but i had to take them offf her cause she broke 2 eggs and started eatting one of the broken eggs. i have 12 fertile bantam cochin eggs being sent to me on monday, What i was thinking of doing is giving the eggs my broody silkie is sitting on now when the cochin eggs arrive on tuesday or wednesday hoping the sussex will still be broody. That way the silkie eggs wiould have been sat on for 6-7 days so the sussex only has 2 weeks of sitting instand of 3 weeks.I think the reason why 2 eggs broke under the sussex is cause her nest box is too small she can't even turn around in it. So i'm thinking of giving her a bigger nest box then give her the eggs to sit on. Then once the eggs hatch under the sussex i plan on taking them and putting them in a brooder eg i have 3ft by 2ft cage which i can make into a brooder. I know for a fact i will not be able to let the sussex raise the chicks cause the other chickens that are in with her would kill the chicks. I'm not sure with the silkies if i should let silkie raise her chicks or put them in the brooder too. I'm just guessing my cochin eggs will arrive on wednesday which mines the silkie eggs will hatch first then a week later the cochin eggs will. So the silkie chicks will be a week old where the cochin will be just hatched.