Broody hatch questions-help!

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  1. mags2009

    mags2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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!
     
  2. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Momma will do everything, you get to sit back and watch :)
     
  3. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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...
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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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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