I may be overreacting, because my daughter came out of the womb starved and wanting to eat. I got new chicks last Thursday and I mixed up the green protien gel stuff. The chicks are not eating it. I have been giving them baby electrolyte and water with a dropper. I tried to get them to take the gel with the dropper, but no success. When do new chicks usually begin to eat? How long can they survive without eating? Has anyone out there had chicks reject the protien gel? Thanks!