New baby chick won't eat

UlmerChickens

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Dec 23, 2015
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We just got a new day old chick and she's not eating much.
We are giving her some chick starter but it seems to be a bit too large for her.
Any ideas of what we should feed her as an alternative?
 

UlmerChickens

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Dec 23, 2015
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Is she drinking at all? She may need to just settle down to her new surroundings. I always have water with added electrolytes available for my new chicks just to give them a little boost.
Yes, she is drinking. Where can I get electrolyte water for chickens?
 

SueT

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Yes, just moisten the feed, it's easier to eat.
 

brucifer

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Yes, she is drinking. Where can I get electrolyte water for chickens?
If she's drinking, then that's a good thing. Dehydration is a bigger issue for new chicks. She can live off her yolk sac for a few days. She will probably start eating soon.

As for electrolytes for chicks, most feed stores carry several products. I use Sav-a-Chick that I get at TSC. It's a good product.

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SueT

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Also, is there only one single chick? That could cause stress as they are flock animals.
 

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