- Sep 6, 2013
we bought five chicks yesterday. The are inside, under a lamp with food and water. We've raised chicks before and all turned out healthy. One of them today can no longer stand up, wont eat and looks nearly dead. We mashed up started chick good with water and sugar and are feeding her off a spoon. She takes it then lies back down with her feet behind her. Looking online, maybe she didn't learn to feed. We'll keep going with force feeding, but how often should we do that? hourly? Any other advice? My daughter is crying her eyes out for Bella.