Broody babies - what do you feed them?

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Do baby chicks with a broody need chick feed? If they're running with the other hens, how do you see to it that they get the right feed?
 

Judy

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The chicks need the chick feed for sure; higher protein than layer. I think it's OK to offer it to the broody as well. You could always offer oyster shell as well, so the broody will have enough calcium when she starts laying again.

Hopefully someone who is more of an expert than I will chime in here.
 

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