How to get chicks to eat fermented feed

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AddrianLove, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. AddrianLove

    AddrianLove In the Brooder

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    I'm new to this and have some 2 day old chicks. I tried to give them some feed that was soaked overnight but they won't touch it. How do I get them to try it?
     
  2. Foster's Freehold

    Foster's Freehold Songster

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    Have they eaten at all since you got them? Crumbles? You may have to start with a drier mix than what you have. Mine like it so that the spoon stands alone in it.
     
  3. JaeG

    JaeG Crossing the Road

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    I'd tap a finger on the food you want to get them interested in as that's what a mother chicken would do - she would tap continuously with her beak until the babies started to try whatever food she had found.
     
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  4. I use my finger and softly "peck" the feed, the chicks got curious and started eating it up.
     
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  5. AddrianLove

    AddrianLove In the Brooder

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    Yes they've eaten the crumble well, I made it very thick, they just wouldn't eat it at all.
     
  6. AddrianLove

    AddrianLove In the Brooder

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    Thank you, I will try that.
     

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