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What do I feed the mother hen while she's raising her babies?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Heathercp, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Heathercp

    Heathercp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I've only got one mom and her babies, what should I feed them? I think the mom currently eats layer crumbles, but from what I can gather, layer rations aren't good to feed to young birds. They need starter/grower or something along those lines. So do I switch the mom to starter/grower? These will be my first chickens and I don't have any feed yet. I just want to get the right stuff so mom and her brood are healthy and happy.
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    They can all eat starter/grower while she's raising the chicks.
     
  3. Settler'sDreamFarm

    Settler'sDreamFarm █ [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]

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    Just feed the mother, what your feeding the babies chick starter and grower wont hurt her [​IMG]
     
  4. SmartyChick

    SmartyChick An Official Milkmaid

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    Diddo, my broody momma didn't even seem to notice the change [​IMG]
     
  5. Morgaine

    Morgaine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
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    I feed mine Flock Raiser crumbles with a some chick grit thrown in and they did just fine.
     

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