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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Shrader, May 13, 2008.

  1. Shrader

    Shrader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my broody hatched a chick yesterday.
    I've put out medicated chick starter and water.
    Momma will show the baby how to eat, right?
    Right now they're just sitting in the nest.
     
  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Yep...mama will take baby out to eat. No worries, the baby will be fine for three days. Just watch them and make sure baby is coming out to eat tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
  3. Shrader

    Shrader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Cetawin.
    I was already down there trying to shove the baby's beak in the water.
    Over-protective father that I am.
    I'll relax.
     
  4. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    I did that too. I was worried that the chicks needed water. Boy, my broody mom just made a distinct sound and taught them to eat when she made it.

    She would take food, break it up and drop it on the ground for them.

    Ellie
     
  5. Shrader

    Shrader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's exactly what my broody is doing!
    At first I thought she was just excited to be eating.
    Then I realized, that was the chick's cue to eat.
    Very cool.
     

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