In the Brooder
Apr 29, 2015
So, I picked up 6 pullets, Araucanas, this am around 1130... They look happy, running around the brooder.. They are 1 wk old. The problem is that we had not see them eat or drink. We keep showing them were the food and the water are, but they are NOT interested. Should I be worried ? Thanks !!
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Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

Congrats on your araucana chicks! Normally chicks won't eat or drink on their first few days of life because they are living off their yolk they absorbed while in the egg. Make sure you keep dipping their beaks in water and pecking at the food with your finger so they know where things are. They will catch on very quickly.

Glad you joined us!

X2 on Mountain Peeps advise. If they are acting perky, I'm sure they are fine.

Enjoy your new chickies!
Thanks everybody! They are now doing great!! Playing, chirping , eating AND drinking... They r so much fun to watch!

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