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We had a hen that just hatched two baby chicks. What do we do to care for them? Do they need special food or will their mother hen take care of them like she has been?
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When I have chicks in my flock, I put the whole flock on chick starter (unmedicated) or Multi-Flock Crumble just to make things easier.  Of course, if you do this, you'd want to offer oyster shell on the side for the layers. 

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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I also feed everyone Flock Raiser until the chicks are grown, with oyster shell on the side.  mary

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I don't do anything different except maybe some extra treat of egg yolk or maybe yogurt or fermented grains for younguns; mom picks up stuff for them and if its something big, she breaks it up for them.

I feed all grain and alfalfa pellets with oyster shell. Fermented feed on occasion, supplemrnted with fresh greens and free range options. No medicated feed, antibiotics, or immunizations; I'm organic tongue.png
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/990759/chickens-in-permaculture

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1008185/lets-talk-relocation

3rd generation of Colorado ranchers, raising organic alfalfa, corn, Red Angus cattle, Suffolk sheep and of course, chickens! Comitted to a lifetime of health without chemicals, I am entirely dependent on what God has given me to nurture soil, plant, and animal. Sharing...
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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/990759/chickens-in-permaculture

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1008185/lets-talk-relocation

3rd generation of Colorado ranchers, raising organic alfalfa, corn, Red Angus cattle, Suffolk sheep and of course, chickens! Comitted to a lifetime of health without chemicals, I am entirely dependent on what God has given me to nurture soil, plant, and animal. Sharing...
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