baby chicks 2 days old not eating or drinking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MrViskers, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. MrViskers

    MrViskers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my 2 new chicks a leghorn and EE are not eating or drinking despite the food right being right next to them, they just play with the crumble food.
    is this normal?
     
  2. eggdd

    eggdd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in my experience, yes, it's normal. most of my chickens don't start noticeably eating until the third or fourth day. they may play around/snack/whatever, but the first two or three days they just chill for the most part. they live off the egg yolk and aren't hungry. don't worry, that will change. [​IMG]
     
  3. MrViskers

    MrViskers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you for your help.
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  4. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    don't worry i just got my chicks the other day they kinda played around with food but now there like little eating drinking poopin machines.
     
  5. hmmcc123

    hmmcc123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you dipped their beaks in the water to show them where it is? I had read that somewhere before I go my chicks back in March so I had dipped all their beaks in the water so they knew where to find it. Not sure how that works for the food though!
     

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