Baby food?

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by megan chickens, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. megan chickens

    megan chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone, so i have 6 eggs that are suppose to hatch Friday and 2 on Feb 14th! I'm expecting all to hatch, when i candle them all looks good. No blood rings and all are moving. I turn them 3 times a day morning evening and night. I talk to them so they will recognize my voice when they hatch. I know chicks don't eat for the first day or so but when they are hungry i like to feed them something that has a lot of nutrients. I like to feed them smashed pumpkin or baby food. I do this with ducklings also, they have a harder time eating watered down chick feed when they are little. Is baby food and pumpkin good for them should i just stick to normal chick feed or keep doing what i'm doing?
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    I would stick to chick food, personally, as it is formulated to have well rounded nutrition, including macro and micro nutrients. The only other thing I do is give them a vitamin/electrolyte/probiotic mixture in the water, especially if they are having trouble walking or if they are shipped chicks.
     
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    megan chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok i will stick to chick feed thanks so much for your help!
     

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