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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicken farmer 1997, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. chicken farmer 1997

    chicken farmer 1997 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    eat!! i have 8. i need help. i always buy hens and incubate eggs. and they want to eat all the time.
     
  2. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sry i don't want to sound like a smart a** but did you put their beaks in ur food bowel so they know where it is. And i think they can live up to 72 hrs without eating as soon as they hatch.
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Yeah, I was going to ask how old they are.
    If just a day or 2 they probably wouldn't eat.
    I put chicks on paper towels and sprinkle the feed on it. They start out by eating what's at their feet. When they figure it out they'll eat out of a feeder.
     
  4. chicken farmer 1997

    chicken farmer 1997 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have put there beakes in the food. i will try that. thanks
     

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