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 Post subject: Re: Egg withholding when mum eats chick starter
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:26 pm 
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My girls are always going broody.
I give the chicks the starter food and put some grain up higher for mum. I use a parrot water bowl and hang it on the wire for her.
The starter I put a little bit off the ground so that she will not scratch it all out.
Even when she gets the starter she drops it for the chicks.
I have no issue with her eggs as she doesn't lay for about a month anyway.
As suggested, the medication in starter is minimal for a grown hen.
Don't worry too much.

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 Post subject: Re: Egg withholding when mum eats chick starter
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:01 pm 
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Ok duckie..sounds reasonable...starter is so boring too xxxx

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 Post subject: Re: Egg withholding when mum eats chick starter
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:44 pm 
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Hello Doolan,
I also give my poultry (chooks, ducks & geese) greens (and fruit if available) every night and a little in the morning as I don't have any grass in the run any more. The chooks destroyed it all over time. I also have a bag of chaff for emergencies.
In the winter I mix mill run (bran & pollard mixed) with warm water and cooked scraps.

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 Post subject: Re: Egg withholding when mum eats chick starter
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:09 pm 
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Oh god duckie...i am a sucker for treats but i only meant the starter is boring for mum after she is so used to the best of everything...mine are all demand fed and i am at their beck and call of course ha ha..i am a push over xxx

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 Post subject: Re: Egg withholding when mum eats chick starter
PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:28 pm 
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I mix a little layer grain in with the chick starter so mum has some normal food and it limits how much of the starter she eats


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 Post subject: Re: Egg withholding when mum eats chick starter
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:12 am 
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Thats a good idea Pete than657

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 Post subject: Re: Egg withholding when mum eats chick starter
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:21 pm 
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Ummmm...what can I say?

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 Post subject: Re: Egg withholding when mum eats chick starter
PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:34 pm 
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Doolan wrote:
i am at their beck and call of course ha ha..i am a push over xxx

I know the feeling :lol:



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 Post subject: Re: Egg withholding when mum eats chick starter
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:39 am 
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My hens don't start laying again until many weeks after the chicks are gone so never a problem here


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 Post subject: Re: Egg withholding when mum eats chick starter
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:42 pm 
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Desnee wrote:
My hens don't start laying again until many weeks after the chicks are gone so never a problem here

Your lucky Desnee Its quite normal for them to start again while they have chicks





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