bantum silkie as surrogate mum

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PaulaSB12, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. PaulaSB12

    PaulaSB12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am picking up (hopefully) 4 1 day old cream legbar chicks. I was thinking of using my silkie bantum girl as she looks like she would be a good mum but I am worried about feeding her. the chicks will be on chick crumb do I need to feed her seperately or not?]
     
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  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She can eat the chick feed and be fine.
     
  3. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    I agree.
     
  4. PaulaSB12

    PaulaSB12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks its the first time raising chicks! So am feeling a bit nervous about it.
     

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