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Broody babies - what do you feed them?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by OCchickens, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. OCchickens

    OCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
    Brea, California
    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?
  2. needtohatch

    needtohatch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2009
    Hart Co
    Sorry, I don't know the answer. I would like to know also, hope someone out there can tell us.
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    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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