The mailman delivered my four Faverolles girlies from MyPetChicken.com, just a couple of hours ago. Anyway, all four eensie chickies are alive and no suprise, have their little egg tooths. So, I am getting to my point here. I got them all drinking fairly easily, but they were not eating. I thought eventually they would notice they were stumbling over their chow dish, but nope. They pecked at my ring, so I took it off and half burried it in the dish thinking they'd peck at it, miss the ring and strike chow, but nope - wouldn't peck the ring. Then it hit me! I'm Mama chicken! I used a plastic chopstick to make believe I was a hen and the chicks made a bee-line to their food dish, pecking and eating any place I tapped the chopstick! Hurrah! Am feeling insuferably proud of myself just now , thought not nearly as proud as I am of 'the girls'. Has any else used the chopstick method to teach chicks to eat? Here they are in their clever little mailing box which has a heat pad thingmajig or at least that's what I think it is. Here they are, fed, watered and dozing off. Sorry but, AREN'T THEY ADORABLE!!!! : D The white papery thing they're on is a heat thingmabob, like hunters carry in their pockets to keep their hands warm. The green smeared thing on the left is vitamin/mineral gel for them to eat. They are LOUD little buggers!