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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bjerro, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. bjerro

    bjerro In the Brooder

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    Hi! Just brought my first girls home. They all went right for the radiant heater even though the car was super warm. Haven't drank or eaten yet but I did show them where the food was. Sound normal??
     
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  2. PachecoPeeps

    PachecoPeeps Songster

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    Once they warm up and destress they should start acting normal but be sure to keep an eye on them.
     
  3. bjerro

    bjerro In the Brooder

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    About an hour later now and I showed them how to eat and drink. They ate, didn’t drink, and went back under the heater and are asleep. How long before I try to get them to drink again? I have a dropper and electrolytes.
     
  4. SilkiesInSuburb

    SilkiesInSuburb Songster

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    Good luck with your babies, I hope it goes well!
     
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  5. bjerro

    bjerro In the Brooder

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    I did the dipping thing. They weren’t interested.
     
  6. SilkiesInSuburb

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    Maybe they're just not thirsty right now. If they don't drink after 24 hours that is a cause for concern.
     
  7. heidibee

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    I see mine eating MUCH more often than I catch them drinking. They're such pigs!
     

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