Hi Everyone: First post here! I was wondering if I could get some help. I have a 3 day old buff orpington chick that is not eating or drinking. She is alert and active, but is cheeping (distress cheep) constantly. I've dipped her beak, and I've 'pecked' the feed with my finger. She is curious but doesn't do anything on her own; she also is curious about what the other chicks are doing (when eating/drinking) but doesn't imitate them or try it on her own. I've given her a few pieces of chick starter via tweezers, to her great dismay, and fed her drops of water with Save-a-chick - she swallows normally. In short - looks healthy and alert, and acts normal except for the not eating/drinking thing I've seen this twice before (alert, seemingly healthy chick that fails to self-feed/drink and eventually fades away). Despite quite a bit of effort, I've never been able to turn one around. I have saved plenty that have the will to eat but not the strength, and the weak and droopy chicks that just need a jump-start...this is something else. Has anyone else seen this? Has anyone successfully pulled a chick out of this? Any suggestions? Right now she's still otherwise healthy and I'd like to keep her from that final downward slide! Thanks everyone. Doni Oh: this was a shipped chick. In the two instances I've seen this previously, one was shipped and one I hatched myself.