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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:58 pm 
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Fiesty Fowl
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hi guys,
if I let my sussex bantam sit will she stop and go back to normal after 21 days or so or can it go much longer? I don't have any spare broody cages atm so I have left her and she's sitting tight its been close to 3 weeks by now.thanks for your help guys !


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:09 pm 
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It can go much longer...

Try something really disruptive like putting her in a cat carrier and taking her for a drive in the car. A really different and slightly unsettling experience like that can put them right off.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:31 pm 
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it can go much longer
you need to decide what to do,

sin bin
get her fertile egg
or
get her day old chicks

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 Post subject: Re: letting broodies sit
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:28 pm 
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hmmm,i wouldve thought they have an inbuilt timer with cut off switch :doh lol thanks for that i think sin bin it will be


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 Post subject: Re: letting broodies sit
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:39 pm 
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sometimes they do, but not very often.

other times they go broody and annoyingly don't sit for the whole three weeks!!

but wtihout the trigger of chicks to stop the sitting to mothering phase, the only way to stop for health of bird is sinbin.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:51 pm 
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I just give in and give my broody A'lorp some chicks... I know she will persist her butt off if I don't. She now has her third lot of chicks under her big fat belly as of today. She's happy as larry now and I must admit we get a lot of pleasure out of watching her mother them, she's incredible. :clnava :clnava

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