I apologize if this question has been asked but I didn't quite know how to phrase the question to search for the answer. I have a broody Australorp who raised chicks for me last year. She is a great mom and beginning to go broody again. How many days does she need to be in the "broody mood" and sitting tight until I can put chicks under her? I realized chicks would normally hatch in about 3 weeks but would she know if I put chicks under her in 2 weeks? 6 weeks? Last year I didn't pay attention to how long she was broody before putting chicks under her so it could have been 3 weeks or it could have been a lot longer...... I'm asking because I might be able to get Speckled Sussex chicks from Agway the week of June 6. I have been otherwise unable to find SS chicks. Our local hatchery is closing. If anyone knows where to find good quality SS chicks I'd love to know. I'm having a hard time finding them.