Broody hatch questions-help!

mags2009

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I have a broody that just hatched one chick, and another is hatching. WIll Mama chicken show baby chick how to eat/drink? Or do I need to help with this? THanks!
 

AmericanMom

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I have a broody that just hatched one chick, and another is hatching. WIll Mama chicken show baby chick how to eat/drink? Or do I need to help with this? THanks!



Dont be suprised if she doesnt leave the nest right away, mother nature allows the chicks to not need food or water for 24-48 hours, that way momma can hatch out as many chicks as she can...
 

sumi

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Just make sure there is chick starter and water available for when she's ready to get up with the chicks. She will show them what to do and take care of them. Mom can eat the chicks' feed, but the chicks must not eat any layer feed (too much calcium) and make sure your waterers are not too deep and put some clean pebbles/marbles in there to prevent drowning. And enjoy!
 

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