Chicks feed

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jprice2ndlt, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. jprice2ndlt

    jprice2ndlt Songster

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    Will the chicks feed hurt the momma? I cant really mix the feed or they will try to eat hers.
     
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    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    Won't hurt the mamma.
     
  3. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    No. In fact the extra protein and enrgy it contains could harldy hurt active hens. It lack's calcium, though, so if it will make up a significant part of the hens diet, offer them some oyster shell.

    By the same token, avoid giving laying feed to chicks - the extra calcium it contains is bad for them.
     

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