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

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    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 Songster

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    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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