help..mother hatched chicks..

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hannah78, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. hannah78

    hannah78 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there anything that I should do for newly hatched chicks? Food water heat etc? I have other adults as well but mother is in the chicken coop by herself. Please lemme know what should I do. Is mash better than crumbles?
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    She will see to the chicks. Provide chick crumbles and fresh water in a dispenser the chicks can drink from but not drown in. The mama broody will eat the chick crumbles and teach the chicks to eat them , also.
     
  3. bethanna

    bethanna New Egg

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    Is a heat lamp necessary? We found one of our bantams with four chicks today.
     
  4. hannah78

    hannah78 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the kind answer.
    is it better to gibe them medicated or organic?
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    No need for a heat lamp when you have a broody hen to mother them.
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    You can feed chick starter, grower, all flock, or flock raiser; medicated or unmedicated. Doesn't really matter as long as it isn't layer feed. The calcium levels in layer feed are too high for young chicks, and the protein content isn't adequate. The other feeds are safe for the whole flock. If you choose to feed unmedicated feed, be sure to have something on hand to treat coccidia.
     

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