Hatched chick not eating

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by azrc, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. azrc

    azrc In the Brooder

    Mar 27, 2009
    One of my chickens hatched five eggs, but one of the chicks is not eating and has probably not eaten since it was born 4 days ago. It just stands there and peeps.

    I've been dropping water ground up food down it's throat and its mother pecks it to try to get it to eat, but nothing. Anybody have any ideas? It seems pretty strong.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2009
  2. DUccleDude

    DUccleDude Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Cameron Mills, NY
    Not to give you bad news but I have found that the chicks that do that dont make it. The chick might have something wrong with it. But I am no expert.

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