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Do mother hens teach chicks to drink???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by anschuck, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. anschuck

    anschuck In the Brooder

    Jul 4, 2007
    So. Maine
    I have a couple hens that have just hatched a few chicks and I have some hatching in the
    incubator that I plan to put under them. My question is whether these mother hens will teach
    the chicks how to drink or do I have to dip their beaks like I do with mail order chicks.
    Thanks, Chuck
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Yes, Hens teach their chicks to eat and drink...

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