Broody hens eating chick food.

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

  1. 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. Yeah they love it I sometimes chuck a handful to my layer flock. O.K so I can just continue as normal.
     
  4. 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. [​IMG]They really do like it, I plan on feeding them pullet finisher soon.
     

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