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broody hen gets what?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hennyhandler, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

    Jun 10, 2009
    If I recall correctly broody hens eat chick starter for the extra protein yes? Does this include when she is sitting on the eggs AND when they have hatched and she is raising them?

  2. Red&Yellow

    Red&Yellow Songster

    Sep 30, 2009
    Frederick County, MD
    I would. Since she isn't really eating much, the extra protein (and whatever else extra in there) might help keep up her health. It can't be easy sitting on eggs...

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