Won't eat

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rubenmarquez23, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. rubenmarquez23

    rubenmarquez23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 two day old hatchlings that won't eat they will drink but won't eat, any tips?
     
  2. The Farm

    The Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try putting something shiny in the food and water. That how I start my turkeys cause the peck the shiny quarter and get the taste of food that had work for me.
     
  3. rubenmarquez23

    rubenmarquez23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try that cause most of them eat but only like 3 of them won't thanks for the tip
     
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    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can also try adding warm water to feed(so it resembles oatmeal)most chicks love this and it is easier for the frail ones to eat.
     
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  5. rubenmarquez23

    rubenmarquez23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I already made mush but they still won't eat it, is there a way where I can hand feed them?
     
  6. jenniemig

    jenniemig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have anything in their water like Save-A-Chick or Quick Chick?
    How are they acting compared to the chicks that are eating?
     
  7. The Farm

    The Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also put a lil apple cider vinegar in the water (lake warm)
     
  8. jenniemig

    jenniemig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, ACV is supposed to be great from what I have read. I am planning to pick up some with the "mother" this weekend. My chicks come off of their Save-A-Chick Saturday, I will also switch my ducklings to ACV when we get past the first week.
     
  9. rubenmarquez23

    rubenmarquez23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mines have save a chick in their water and I thought acv was for pasty butts?
     
  10. jenniemig

    jenniemig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ACV has many benefits. There are lots of threads on BYC that talk about the many benefits.

    How are the chicks that are not eating acting? Are they lethargic?
     

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