Chick not eating or drinking?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Suburban Sprouts, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. Suburban Sprouts

    Suburban Sprouts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I have a new chick... She's a 2 week old Wheaten Maran. I brought her home two days ago. This is my third experience with raising chicks and I'm a little thrown because I have yet to actually see her eat or drink. She's definitely pooping up a storm, but I just think it's weird that I haven't actually SEEN her eat her crumbles or drink from her waterer. She isn't particularly larthargic and I haven't seen any physical signs of distress. I did try dipping her beak in the water like I do with my brand new babies, but she didn't respond by slurping any down...

    Am I being totally paranoid or should I be worried?
  2. SG_Chicken

    SG_Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Laramie, Wyoming
    try adding a little sugar to the water it might get them drinking
  3. kipper

    kipper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have you dipped it's beak in the water? That's what I do with new chicks.

    Is it all alone? Maybe it's lonely (flock bird).

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