I have a sad sussex

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ihavasadsussex, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. ihavasadsussex

    ihavasadsussex New Egg

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    Hi BYC people

    My sussex went broody. I put an egg under her that didn't hatch ( not fertised). At the 3 week mark I received some day old chicks and swapped the egg for the chicks.. I was told by a friend with chickens this may work.. but it seems my sussex will not have bar of these intruders and is still sulking on her nest. not coming out of the coop very often..
    Is there anything I should be doing?
    worried mother hen
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] It's better if you wait 'till evening when the hen is sleepy before you swap her egg(s) for chicks. She probably won't remember and will accept the chicks in the morning. Hope it works for you!
     
  3. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Hello and welcome from Kentucky. We're very happy you joined!


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  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us. x2. Good luck :thumbsup
     
  5. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and :welcome so glad you joined us!!! :weee
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Do you mean that the hen has rejected the chicks, or that she is sitting on them on the nest still?
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Sorry, I have no expertise in the matter you have described. I wish you the best, however!
     
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