Broody hen and starter feed?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by drezac10, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. drezac10

    drezac10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Will it affect my broody hen if I switch to starter feed when the babies hatch?
     
  2. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Nope, she doesn't need anything else. A hen sitting on eggs will not lay. She will most likely eat her own feed when she and the chicks have moved outside, but when that happens make sure that she has oyster shell available just in case.
     
  3. drezac10

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    I have 9 eggs under a broody and 13 in an incubator. Today is day 21. 1 egg from the incubator has hatched and 4 other pips in the incubator so far. Hoping my broody takes to the incubator chicks also.
     

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