is it ok that a new mom hen loses some weight?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by renewistrombaker, Aug 9, 2010.

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  1. renewistrombaker

    renewistrombaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2009
    Los Gatos (bay Area)
    my new mommy - she hatched two chicks and they are doing great. Its been 12 days. Shes a fantastic mom.
    I picked her up recently and she is definately not as meaty as before. Plus her comb is a little bit less red and more pink now.
    I know the sitting on the nest for weeks can do it (she had food and water near) and take a toll but it was so scary to feel her body.

    What can I give her to fatten her up? It has to be safe for chicks... she gives EVERYTHING she finds to them first

  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
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