Chick not eating or drinking?

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

  1. Suburban Sprouts

    Suburban Sprouts Songster

    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 Chirping

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

    kipper Songster

    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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