Mother hen and chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by homestead 101, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a mother hen with one chick that I want to raise with the rest of the flock. The only thing is I had a mother hen early this year raise her chick with the rest of the flock, and I had to switch the hole flock off of layer and put them to grower. Is it okay if I do that again
     
  2. chickencraz

    chickencraz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, but you should have a side dish of oyster shells or something similar to give the laying hens the extra calcium they need. Layer feed is really bad for chicks.
     
  3. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chick is 9 days old is that old enough
     

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