New chicks question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mkh16, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. mkh16

    mkh16 New Egg

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    We had a hen that just hatched two baby chicks. What do we do to care for them? Do they need special food or will their mother hen take care of them like she has been?
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    When I have chicks in my flock, I put the whole flock on chick starter (unmedicated) or Multi-Flock Crumble just to make things easier. Of course, if you do this, you'd want to offer oyster shell on the side for the layers.
     
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    I also feed everyone Flock Raiser until the chicks are grown, with oyster shell on the side. mary
     
  4. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't do anything different except maybe some extra treat of egg yolk or maybe yogurt or fermented grains for younguns; mom picks up stuff for them and if its something big, she breaks it up for them.

    I feed all grain and alfalfa pellets with oyster shell. Fermented feed on occasion, supplemrnted with fresh greens and free range options. No medicated feed, antibiotics, or immunizations; I'm organic :p
     
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