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what can i do?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Joey8765, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Joey8765

    Joey8765 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes so my broody chicken hatched out two eggs out of 5 (two were rotten, one wasn't even fertile so pretty much 100% hatch rate)
    and i was just wondering what i can do?
    vitamins, home supplements to make them strong?
    last time she hatched out chicks , they all died, i don't want that to happen again! [​IMG]

    joseph.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I have had broodies raise several groups of chicks. I've got 5 chicks in the coop under a mama now, about 2 weeks old. Do you have any idea what they died of?

    They really don't need anything but a starter feed, water and a safe place to grow up. How many died? Is it possible it was just bad luck, a couple of chicks with a genetic defect? A predator? Tell us more.

    Personally, I prefer a starter feed that is medicated with amprolium. It helps them build an immunity to the cocci in the soil. But then I have no idea whether you even have cocci there.
     
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