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Hens and chicks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by firedove, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    Maybe this is a stupid question but do mother hens feed their naturally raised chicks?
     
  2. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    They show them how to find food. They lead them to the feeder, waterer, bugs in the garden, etc.

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    Last edited: Feb 15, 2009
  3. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    Thanks! So if I let the hens raise their own chicks I will need a separate feeder for the chicks? I know how I can do it. Just wondering.
     

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