How long can a chick go without eating?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Teresaann24, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    My eggs just hatched today hen hasn't brought the chicks off at all. still has an egg or 2 under her.
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    They can go a couple of days without eating. When they absorb the yolk before they hatch, that nourishes them for those first couple of days.
     

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