Momma hen killed with 3 babies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by greenbean62657, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. crazy chook

    crazy chook Songster

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    So sorry for your loss you must be devastated:(
     
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:Really, the worms from the garden are not a good thing. Earth worms carry disease, and even though we know our chickens eat them, they are not a good thing. With 2 wk old chicks it is best to only feed chick starter without any other treats (aside from mashed boiled eggs and yogurt). They will adapt, and they will start eating it. Maybe add a little yogurt (plain unflavored nonfat) to the crumbles. That would be good for them.

    Good luck with your chicks. I am so sorry about your loss.
     
  3. Quote:Really, the worms from the garden are not a good thing. Earth worms carry disease, and even though we know our chickens eat them, they are not a good thing. With 2 wk old chicks it is best to only feed chick starter without any other treats (aside from mashed boiled eggs and yogurt). They will adapt, and they will start eating it. Maybe add a little yogurt (plain unflavored nonfat) to the crumbles. That would be good for them.

    Good luck with your chicks. I am so sorry about your loss.

    That reminds me we used to make "baby mushies" with the crumbles. Mix the crumbles with a little water, or warm water, and give the babies lovin spoonfuls with a lot of sweet talk. Our chicks did very well on that. One chick really missed her mother, I think she was traumatized by separation. Sweetness and love went a loong way.

    Now they're old, but for a treat we tell them "want some baby mushies?" and they crowd around waiting for us to mix it with them. Like kids waiting for cookies to be made, just for them.

    I am so sorry for your loss. That is heartbreaking.
     
  4. greenbean62657

    greenbean62657 In the Brooder

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    Yeah - I think I'm overcompasating for their loss. They do seem to be eating more crumbles, and I'll try yogurt/hard boiled eggs for treats (I know it makes me feel better). I appreciate all the support.
     

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