Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks and Geese

Learn everything about raising chickens, ducks and geese from incubating eggs to building a homemade waterer.

Brood
Sometimes hens need help with their chicks or some could die. Besides the first critical night after hatching, some hens are bad moms and the chicks will have to have extra help learning how to eat food. A normal hen breaks up big seeds for her babies, but if she doesn’t, use the same methods for brooder chicks to feed them.
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