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How to help mummy chicken

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NightGoddess, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. NightGoddess

    NightGoddess New Egg

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    Have put fertilised eggs under our broody banty for the first time.
    They are due to hatch in a couple days so we have moved the family-to-be to their own chick-proof pen.
    I have been trying to find out what/if we put in there for the chicks to eat when they hatch.
    Thanks in advance :)

    Just realised I've put this in the wrong area of the forum sorry.
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2013
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Chick starter is best for the baby chicks. Momma can eat whatever the babies eat, the higher protein of the starter is usually a good thing for a new momma as they lose condition and feathers while brooding. Just make sure the feeder and waterer are either low enough for the babies to reach or they have something to stand on to reach.

    Enjoy your babies! Watching momma raise babies is the coolest part of owning chickens imo.
     

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