New baby chick won't eat

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by UlmerChickens, May 21, 2017.

  1. UlmerChickens

    UlmerChickens In the Brooder

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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?
     
  2. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Songster

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    Try making a mash with the starter and water.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. UlmerChickens

    UlmerChickens In the Brooder

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    Yes, she is drinking. Where can I get electrolyte water for chickens?
     
  5. UlmerChickens

    UlmerChickens In the Brooder

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    Can we simply mix in the feed with water and then mash? If so we can definitely try that
     
  6. SueT

    SueT Crossing the Road

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

    SueT Crossing the Road

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

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