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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by xadika, Apr 11, 2009.
Unless silkies are different. I dunked all my chicks beaks, all 104 of them into their water when I first put them in the brooder. There was no way I could of watched to make sure they were all drinking, I just assumed they knew where it was. After dunking all their beaks I put their food out for them. In almost 2 weeks I only lost 2, one of unknown reasons the other from what we believe she was blind and didn't see the food she didn't get the nutrition she needed so she passed. I would say you don't need to do it every hour, but just keep watching and I am sure eventually he will do it. I would definitely offer food.
Oh and good luck.
One more thing, do you have vitamins and electrolytes in the water? If you think the one is lethargic and don't have access to the chickie vitamins you could add some sugar to get him going.