Chicks arriving!!! NEED ADVICE!!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MEchickenfarmer33, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My black star hen is about to hatch baby chicks [​IMG] and i need some advice about what to do. anything will help.
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  2. zoo2u

    zoo2u Out Of The Brooder

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    Hens are awesome mamas so really there is not much to do. with mine, i keep checking and i do remove broken egg shells so as not to attract flies, etc. but other than that she should be fine. Its so fun and awesome to watch your hen take care of her babies and know just what to do. good luck and enjoy!
     
  3. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, you don't really need to do much - let Mama Hen do most of it. Make sure they have a waterer in which they cannot drown (use marbles if necessary). For food, either chick starter or a grower formula will work for both Mama and babies. Other than that, it is the same as for any other chicken - make sure they have a safe place to live, and enjoy.
     
  4. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the replys [​IMG]
     

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