Questions in anticipation of our impending hatch

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Crusty McPottydoodle, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Crusty McPottydoodle

    Crusty McPottydoodle Songster

    Mar 14, 2009
    The Wet Coast
    Hopefully at least some of the the eggs that my broody Australorp is sitting on will hatch - they are due somewhere around this coming Friday. I have been feeding my hens organic feed and want my chicks to grow up this way. Can I feed unmedicated starter and leave them unvaccinated or not? I read an earlier post on this subject, but the answers for feeding medicated and vaccinating appeared to be for chicks coming from a hatchery, not home hatched.
  2. elmo

    elmo Crowing

    May 23, 2009
    I don't vaccinate or feed medicated feed. I raised a batch of chicks artificially (with a brooder lamp) last spring, and this spring I'm letting my broodies raise their own. So far, no problems.

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