Not drinking water???!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hanh3197, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Hanh3197

    Hanh3197 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just picked up my babies a few hours ago and none will touch the water but they ate....
    normal? not?
     
  2. LilMissPetie

    LilMissPetie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you try to dip their beaks into the water?
     
  3. Hanh3197

    Hanh3197 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah i did but should i try again?
    they're all sleeping now [​IMG]
     
  4. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would try again...sleeping or not. They r babies. They will go right back to sleep after u get them riled up! LOL It's very important for the water. U might try putting some electrolytes or sugar in it to give them a little boost.
     
  5. Hanh3197

    Hanh3197 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the help! Most are starting to drink after I changed the light bulb from red to regular [​IMG]
    So weird... but the rest will probably see the others drink and catch on [​IMG]
    Thanks again!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. LilMissPetie

    LilMissPetie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to hear that they are drinking. And [​IMG]
     
  7. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most are starting to drink after I changed the light bulb from red to regular

    Maybe they couldn't see the water under red light? [​IMG]

    They will learn where the water is and will learn to drink it by watching. Remember, there is no way their natural mom could dip their little beaks in the water,
    but they see her drinking and try it themselves. I believe that when they see you dip another chicks beak that they want to try it too.

    Sorry, but I don't think changing the light color has anything to do with it! [​IMG]
     

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