5 day old chicken not eating

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by leasha90, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. leasha90

    leasha90 Just Hatched

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    I have a 5 day old chicken that isnt pecking and not eating or drinking i have been feeding water and trying to crush food but the food doesnt seem to be absorbing is there anything else i should be feeding and how often and how much. She doesnt stop cheeping at the top of her lungs All day so not sure if this is an indication that she is hungry or what. Please help [​IMG]
     
  2. PollitolovesPio

    PollitolovesPio Out Of The Brooder

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    Try making her food into a mash. Wet it and crush it. Also give her vitamins like poultry nutri drench should help her appetite. Start giving some of the food up to her beak and drip some into her mouth to get her started.
     
  3. PollitolovesPio

    PollitolovesPio Out Of The Brooder

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    You need to lace the food to her beak Drop into her mouth gently when she chips. Try giving her yolk cooked like when you fry a egg to dip break into it like that. This will get her started Do the same with water.
     

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