feeding a broody

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by LadyDixieChick, May 19, 2011.

  1. LadyDixieChick

    LadyDixieChick Out Of The Brooder

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    My Silver Duckwing Hen just went broody. She is sitting on 12 eggs ( a beautiful sight ) Should I continue to feed her the laying crumbles that she was eating? Or should I switch to something else since she isnt laying now? She will leave her nest 2 times a day to eat a little and drink. And boy can she eat! but she quickly returns back to her eggs. I want to make sure I am feeding her well and making the most of those few minutes she breaks to eat.[​IMG]
     
  2. tgperg

    tgperg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed mine chick crumbles. I'm no expert though. They still seem to lose weight while setting.

    Traci
     
  3. Karen09

    Karen09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can keep feeding them layer feed or the gamebird higher protein feed. Just don't give her too many treats! They need to keep a well-balanced diet and usually more protein.
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree, gamebird is good. I give all my flock unmedicated grower which is higher in protein than layer, at least around here.
     

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