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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. 

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

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

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

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

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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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
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my...
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The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my...
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