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 Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    Durham, NC
    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 Crowing

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    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]

    Aug 7, 2008
    Ontario, Canada :)
    Just feed the mother, what your feeding the babies chick starter and grower wont hurt her [​IMG]
  4. SmartyChick

    SmartyChick An Official Milkmaid

    Oct 19, 2009
    Sullivan County NY
    Diddo, my broody momma didn't even seem to notice the change [​IMG]
  5. Morgaine

    Morgaine Songster

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

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