eating and drinking

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken007, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Chicken007

    Chicken007 Out Of The Brooder

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    my 2 day old baby chicks seem to be up and moving around. currently i dip their beaks in their water quite often and tap their food however i dont think they are drinking or eating that often what should i do to encourage them to do so?
     
  2. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    there are two things that could be going on. one: your chicks are eating and you don't see it, baby chicks don't really eat a lot because they are so small. two: they actually aren't eating. if they aren't eating a good way to get them to eat is to put bright colored chopped fruits/vegetables in their food. also try letting them eat out of your hand. hoping for the best! keep us updated!
     
  3. Chicken007

    Chicken007 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok i will try these things thanks for the help but what shall i do about them drinking?
     
  4. Othylocke

    Othylocke Out Of The Brooder

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    If you are not seeing a noticeable drop in water level from the container, continue to dip their beaks into the water, but also put something shiny into the water. They like to peck at shiny things.
     
  5. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    try putting some glittery marbles (too big for them to swallow but big enough for them to notice) in the water, it will catch their attention and they will peck at it.
     
  6. woodsman23

    woodsman23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good ideas
     
  7. Chicken007

    Chicken007 Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you all what would i do without byc?
     

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