what do they eat?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jckj, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. jckj

    jckj Hatching

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    If a broody hen is raising chicks, do the chick eat bugs right away or do they need to be fed by us?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    You need to provide feed and water and the hen will show them where to eat and drink. [​IMG]
     
  3. aggiemae

    aggiemae Songster

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    Baby chicks do eat bugs right away but it isn't adequate nutrition for healthy growth. They need (calcium free) feed to thrive.
     
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