First time mama

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KalispellMt, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. KalispellMt

    KalispellMt New Egg

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    My hen, after many failed attempts, has just hatched her first baby!! We are so excited!! However, I have no clue as to when they start eating?? I know I need the antibiotic treated crumble..but when will they start eating it?

    Blessings from Montana!
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    when a chick hatches it lives on it's yolk reserves for 1-2 days after that it can start eating, or earlier depending on the chick
     
  3. KalispellMt

    KalispellMt New Egg

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    I dont see a yoke?
     
  4. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The yolk is absorb in the shell before it hatches.
     
  5. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Since you have food out for mama she will spill some or for them to eat. Medicated feed isn't necessary. Some give it, some don't.

    It's not antibiotics, BTW.
     

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