my chicken wants to hatch a chick but can't because there are no roosters
thanks !You can do two things if you don't mind having chicks. One is check the schedule of your feed/farm store for the delivery of chicks in the next 21 days. Buy fake eggs for your broody to sit on. In two weeks to 20 days buy day old chicks and put them under her during the night. Two find someone to buy fertile eggs from. An egg farm nearby, or a neighbor with a rooster perhaps. I have an egg business but many times people come to me for fertile eggs for a broody. Then they return and show me the new chicks later! Good Luck!
I don't think hens killing their chicks is a breed issue. My Sadie, the Speckled Sussex is now sitting on fake eggs. I have eggs in the incubator that I'll give her the chicks when they hatch. She will be a first time mom and I'm anxious to see how she does. Bridget, my easter egger is a chick killer, but Maggie my Buff Orpington is a great mom! You never know.I heard that some hens kill their kids so i want to make sure i get the right breed & everything
so the chickens don't kill them