Chicks are confusing me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bantamz, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. Bantamz

    Bantamz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I havent seen my 3 day year old chicks drink any water they eat with there mum but when she drinks they just sit there. Should I be worried?
     
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  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Take the chicks one by one and gently dip their beaks into the water. Make sure they take a sip. Then watch them drink by themselves. Don't hold their heads in the water so long they start to gasp. We don't want them inhaling any water. Just taking a surprise drink. Then watch the chicks. If one still isn't drinking, dip its beak in he water again. It usually only takes 1 or 2 dips to give them the idea.
    Best,
    Karen
    BTW, I use bottled water for the 1st 2 weeks.
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  4. Bantamz

    Bantamz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will they're mom show them to drink? Because I tried that
     
  5. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    My hens teach their chicks to eat and drink. I don't know if all hens will.
    Best,
    Karen
     
  6. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, momma will show them :) They're sneaky like that, and they don't actually need so much to drink in the first couple if days. She'll show them where it is and how to drink :)
     
  7. Bantamz

    Bantamz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK yeah there both drinking and eating regularly:)
     

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