feeding chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by broken bridge farms, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. broken bridge farms

    broken bridge farms Out Of The Brooder

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    how do i get a chick to eat for the first time
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    A chick hatched is still working off the yolk from being in the egg. They aren't too hungry for a day or two. More importantly, dip their beaks in the water, which normally gives them a clue about drinking. As for eating, they'll find it. I've never had one not "learn" to eat, all by themselves, in 50 years, I think. You might tap the feed lightly which may or may not send a signal to the chick.
     
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  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I put feed in these feeders and the chicks will eventually investigate and peck at the food. When they realize what it is they run to it when I fill it.

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  4. broken bridge farms

    broken bridge farms Out Of The Brooder

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    hilltop farm did you build that cage if so can you send me the spec. on it thank you
     
  5. broken bridge farms

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    well i found out why they not eating i bought starter at the co op they gave me poultry feed not starter
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:I'll have to measure it. I bought the base cabinet at a yard sale and modified it to use as a brooder cabinet. I did the wire so the chicks are on wire so that way they stay cleaner and so does their feed and water.

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  7. broken bridge farms

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    it you can take more pics and even give me some ideas you can email me at [email protected]
    thank you i like your setup also what you using for heat to keep temp.
     

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