Can my broody chicken eat medicated chick starter?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by misi40, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. misi40

    misi40 New Egg

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    Hi, okay i have a question. Can my broody chicken eat medicated chick starter? I have food for her and separate food for the baby chicks but she was giving them her own food. And the baby chicks only eat what she gives them. So can i feed her the chick starter and take out her food from the pen?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    The medicated chick feed will not harm her in any way.
     
  3. The Mother Hen

    The Mother Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it's perfectly fine to give her chick starter feed. Nothing will harm her, and it is the only food you can give her considering she eats what the babies eat (or vice-versa). It won't harm the broody hen at all.
     
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  4. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She won't start laying again until she stops being broody so you won't have to worry about the eggs having medication. Usually, it is the eggs people don't want medication in the feed getting into the eggs.

    Caroline
     

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