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When to put feed in brooder?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cmgamble, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. cmgamble

    cmgamble In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2007
    Hi I placed my first chicks in the brooder last night. The first one hatched at 4 a.m. Sunday morning. I already have water in the brooder, should I place food in there now?
  2. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    Southern WV
    Yes. They can only live about 3 days without food or water. The one hatched Sunday needs something to eat. The younger ones will start eating when their hungry.

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