We purchased two one month old chicks. The cuckoo maran was unusually calm (and fluffy) when we got her but noisy and ate well for the first day. We put her behaviour off to personality but she was noisy all night (in the brooder in the livingroom) and by day 2 quiet and fluffed up. By afternoon she was not eating. Suspecting cocci (though no blood in poo which seems limited but normal) we got amprol in the water and I have fed her last night and this morning. No real improvement thus far though she made it through the night. The question is how often should i 'force feed' her. I have experience in such feeding so no worries that I am actually forcing food down her throat! What I don't know is the frequency and amounts (I can feel the crop afterwards). Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.