Hen and chickies? How do I.... (I hope this is in the right topic)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken0Boy, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Chicken0Boy

    Chicken0Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a broody hen with eggs under her, and I was wondering...Once she has the chickies, how will I feed them chick feed and her layer crumbles? Like, without them eating each others food. (if this is not in the right topic feel free to move it) [​IMG]

    Thanks In Advance! [​IMG]
  2. bufforpingtons13

    bufforpingtons13 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 26, 2010
    You could put them on grower and they all should be fine.
  3. Kajunbanty

    Kajunbanty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    I just let the hen eat the chick food also, I feel after sitting on the eggs for so long she can use the extra protein. She will need to peck in their food to teach them how to eat anyway.I have never had a problem with a hen eating the chicks food.
  4. Chicken0Boy

    Chicken0Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay...I can see the whole protein thing! Thanks for the help! [​IMG]

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