Broody Hen won’t feed chick starter to chicks

mellissa

Songster
Feb 10, 2015
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my Hen won’t feed her chicks starter feed, grains or cracked corn She will feed them steamed veg, porridge with apple cider vinegar, cooked egg, bread, grapes, human food in other words. The chicks look more like 4 weeks than 8 weeks though they are active and appear healthy. Any advice on diet would be appreciated. Thanks
 

mellissa

Songster
Feb 10, 2015
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I finally got them to eat the starter at 8 weeks, though the mother and chicks didn’t eat for 24 hours before they decided to eat starter. They are now 13 weeks bright eyed and healthy though, still small for age. They look like bantams. Im assuming if I bred from them the large breed gene would ensure large chicks.
 

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