Broody hens eating chick food.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cluckcluckluke, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Can my broody hens live off chick food or do I have to supply them with layer pellets as well, if they can eat chick food would it pay me to get a bit more than 4kg bags.
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Yes, they can. In fact, I supply chick start to broody hens from about the middle of their incubation period, because they eat so seldom then.
     
  3. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Yeah they love it I sometimes chuck a handful to my layer flock. O.K so I can just continue as normal.
     
  4. mtnviewfarms

    mtnviewfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have one of my brooder boxes inside the large covered coop/run combo for my flock and I couldn't get the large feeder out of the small door of the brooder box w/o spilling much of it below onto the
    run/coop floor at which time the adult birds swarmed it like it was meal worms - they LOVE IT!
     
  5. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG]They really do like it, I plan on feeding them pullet finisher soon.
     

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