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how would you feed new chicks when they hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickalick, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. chickalick

    chickalick Out Of The Brooder

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    just wondering what to do with the feed when the eggs hatch do i put it in a bowl throw some on the floor also what about the water do i put that in a bowl thanks
     
  2. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i just put the feed and water in feeder and water dispensers the chicks wont eat until the next day or 2 days since the yolk keeps them full for about 3 days
     
  3. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    you can use whatever you want to. I wouldn't put it on the floor of the brooder though, b/c they really don't know how to scratch yet.

    I use chick feeders and waterers when they first hatch-- the kind a quart jar screw on. Since it is so hot I add sav a chick in their water to help them along a bit. (it is like chick gatorade)
     
  4. chickalick

    chickalick Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:thanks alot
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    These are old picture and the chicks in the first pic are a couple of weeks old. I have a brooder coop and the chicks can go out into the coop. I usually keep them in a cage for the first few days then I open the cage door and they can go in and out of the cage whenever they want.
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  6. chickalick

    chickalick Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:thanks a lot very helpfull xxxx
     

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