how long after a baby chick is

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Queen Scoot, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

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    born should it have interest in food and water?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    As you probably know, the newly hatched chick can go three days without food and water while it lives off the yolk. I read somewhere, can't remember where sorry, that the chick may not even show interest in food and water until the third day.
     
  3. mainchick

    mainchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed that they start scratchin' around and pecking at things within the first 24 hours. I usually dip their beaks in water to show them where it is.
     
  4. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you think one of the chicks is not drinking, dip its beak in the water to make sure it knows where it is. Do you have feed laid out at their feet or in feeders?
     
  5. MarylandChick

    MarylandChick Out Of The Brooder

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    My new chick was eating and drinking about 15 hours after coming out of his/her shell.
     

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