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I have a silkie 5 month old with wry neck. she is now eating like crazy but won't drink anything. I've tried sugar water, plain water, vinegar water, cold water, room temp water. different shape containers, I even put red food coloring in thinking maybe she won't drink because all her waterers are red. I have been adding more water than needed to her mash just so she is getting water. any suggestions I haven't tried yet?:he

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Try giving her water melon. Water melon has almost 100% water and is very yummy to chickens and should be a good water sorce until she will drink water. If she won't eat watermelon I'd recommend getting a syringe and putting alittle cool water in it and gently giving her water every few hours, although I think she will enjoy some water melon. smile.png
Good luck!
I have 14 hens. 4 Buff Orpingtons named Yellowfeet, Speedy, Cupcake and Funnchick, 1 Red sex-link named Henny, 1 production red named Doris, 1 Dominique named Pilot,1 Golden laced wyandotte named Wattles, 3 EEs named Broody, Hammy and Feathers and 3 Cuckoo Marans Named David, Cow and Coopy. *-*
CHICKEN PHOTO CONTEST: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1141715/chicken-contest/10#post_17753853
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I have 14 hens. 4 Buff Orpingtons named Yellowfeet, Speedy, Cupcake and Funnchick, 1 Red sex-link named Henny, 1 production red named Doris, 1 Dominique named Pilot,1 Golden laced wyandotte named Wattles, 3 EEs named Broody, Hammy and Feathers and 3 Cuckoo Marans Named David, Cow and Coopy. *-*
CHICKEN PHOTO CONTEST: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1141715/chicken-contest/10#post_17753853
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