3 day old cornish rock

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ChickenCrazy, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. ChickenCrazy

    ChickenCrazy In the Brooder

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    I just received my three day old cornish rock chicks. They look very healthy and are drinking water, but they are not interested in food. Is this normal for meat chicks?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    Give them some time. They may not look stressed, but shipping is very stressful on them.
     
  3. ChickenCrazy

    ChickenCrazy In the Brooder

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    Thank you [​IMG]
     
  4. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    Yeah, before long they'll live to eat, literally. [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickenCrazy

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    Haha! I am sure! I just worry too much. Thank you for responding! [​IMG]
     
  6. jaku

    jaku Songster

    They'll figure it out- remember, they're shipped right after they hatch, so they've probably never had food of any kind. Instinct will kick in soon enough.
     

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