In the Brooder
- May 1, 2009
I have a mama hen who has 4 babies she is raising. They have integrated into the flock beautifully, not any problems. I did this only three days ago. I have their grower feed in a small feeder on the ground, next to their small waterer, but today I realized they were flapping up to the layer feed (which is about 10 in. off the ground) and eating it too. I am worried about making them sick. They are only 3 weeks old. So, I corralled off an area in the run today to keep mama and babies in, but I thought the whole point of letting them all be happy together was to get them integrated. Does anyone have any advice on keeping baby chicks from eating laying ration instead of grower when all mixed in with the older flock??? Thanks so much.