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rescue raising sussex

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Big4Bantam2, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Big4Bantam2

    Big4Bantam2 In the Brooder

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    Our rescue hen got broody so we got some fertile eggs that might be sussex or part sussex. Should we do anything special since the chicks are going to get a lot bigger than the mother? They are hatching so need some ideas pronto.
     
  2. so lucky

    so lucky Crowing

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    I think no matter the size of the mama, she will do fine at protecting her chicks. Is she a bantam?
     
  3. Big4Bantam2

    Big4Bantam2 In the Brooder

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    She seems bigger than a bantam. Favorite still though she is jumpy. She has calmed since we got her in March.
     
  4. micstrachan

    micstrachan Free Ranging

    I have a friend whose mixed flock has both standard bantam sized chickens. She even had one super tiny one, looked like a mini brown leghorn or welsummer, and she always had the silkie raise the chicks. She did great protecting them from even the biggest hens.
     
  5. Big4Bantam2

    Big4Bantam2 In the Brooder

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    The one is the smallest and pretty lean. The others are all like balls compared to her.
     

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