Sussex desperate to be a mum

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by peteadley, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. peteadley

    peteadley New Egg

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    Hi
    I live in Adelaide (Australia) and have a Sussex that goes broody every couple of months. Anybody have a Sussex rooster to lend so she may fulfill her destiny?
    Pete
     
  2. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Not quite that simple Pete. Bringing a new bird into your flock can easily also bring in disease, returning one could do the same thing to the owners flock so most people aren't happy to risk it. Not to mention throwing a rooster into a group he isn't known in could set off lots of fighting chances are at the end of it you will have fertile eggs but a chicken gone off being broody.

    If you want to hatch chicks but don't have a rooster it is far easier to just buy some fertile eggs of the breed you want and let her set on those. Just remember she will be over them some time shortly after 6 weeks of age so do it because you want to expand your flock not because it's something you think she needs to do. And don't forget you have to find something to do with the half that will hatch as roosters :)

    Good luck!
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2014
  3. peteadley

    peteadley New Egg

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    Thanks appps- didn't even think of that!
     

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