New Silkie Hen not Eating or Drinking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MLBFettes, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. MLBFettes

    MLBFettes Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 18, 2013
    Central Arkansas
    Hi all! I brought home a new 20-week old Silkie pullet yesterday. She is in quarantine in a big metal dog crate and has had access to layer pellets, wet oats, and clean water for about 24 hours, but it doesn't look like she has had anything to eat or drink. Is this an emergency, or is she just stressed now but she'll come around? Is there something more enticing I can give her to get her to eat something? I don't want to get her used to eating treats only, but I don't want her to starve.

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