Chick not drinking on her own

Victoria_S

Chirping
May 26, 2020
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Hi everyone!

I have an almost 2 week old buff orpington chick. She will no longer drink on her own from the waterer and is having a lot of very dry poops. I believe that she is warm enough as she is active and doesn't show signs of being too cold. The only way I can get her to drink is spoon-feeding her water, which she will drink willingly. What can I do to get her to drink on her own again?

Thanks!
 

Victoria_S

Chirping
May 26, 2020
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11
54
That’s weird.
She drinks from the spoon like normal?
Do you have any additives in the water?
Is it fresh in a clean waterer?
Yes its very strange because she does drink from the spoon like normal. I used to use a little bit of sugar water in the spoon when she was more ill but now I use regular water because she perked up and was eating again. She will eat like crazy but I have yet to see her drink on her own. The waterer is cleaned every morning, so I do not know why she won't drink.
 

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