broody hen can she eat the chick food?

sonew123

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ok her eggs are due today tomorrow??? This is really the only thing Im worried about-I give her laying pellets and fruits and veggies-I need to put chick starter for the chicks in the pen -will she eat that and not touch her food? whats the norm? Never had a broody let alone chicks born without incubating them myself? and I have 5 chicks that hatched today in my bator-can I sneak them under her at night when hers hatch out-will she know the difference? she is on 14 eggs already? help :)
 

pipermark

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yes she can , she isnt laying , so the lower calcium isnt a concern. If you want put some oyster shells in a dish in the pen.
 

sonew123

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Quote:They will be too little to reach where I will hook it up-at least for a few weeks-how do you keep them out of it when they bigger? seperate them some how IDK???
 

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