hen just hatched chicks! can they eat laying hen feed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jaketheeggman, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. jaketheeggman

    jaketheeggman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 4, 2010
    Green Bay WI
    One of my broody chickens just hatched a few chicks in my coop. Since i have no way of separating there food can they eat laying hen feed? My last chicks that i ordered through the mall ate laying hen feed at 2 months because i raised them in a cage and once they got to big i moved them in with the laying hen girls.

    I am not asking if this is recommenced more if they will live eating it
  2. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2011
    Hedgesville, WV
    Yes they will live eating it.
  3. Chickpeep

    Chickpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
    West Kingston
    If you can get some extra protein into them it would help. Growing chicks need the extra protein.
  4. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    mash up some scrambled eggs...they will love it and it is great for them...

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