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Chicks not eating new food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Garyschw, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Garyschw

    Garyschw New Egg

    Nov 4, 2012
    I changed my four week olds from Manna to Purina Start and grow and they've stopped eating. Is this normal? What should I do?
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Wait them out. As hunger sets in, they'll change their minds quickly. Chicken just hate change. They adjust. They get over it. They don't starve themselves to death when there is a nice dish of Start N Grow sitting there. Nope. Ain't gonna happen.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2012
  3. Garyschw

    Garyschw New Egg

    Nov 4, 2012
    thanks for your quick response - I'll wait em out!
  4. Doopy

    Doopy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2009
    Indiana, USA
    I agree - just let them get good and hungry and they'll eat it. In the future you will probably want to make slow and gradual changes in their food. It's easy to do and easier on the chickens, too.
  5. kdwag

    kdwag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2012
    Northwest Ohio
    could there be something wrong with the food? just throwing it out there--

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