Well, I went up to ye ol' L&M fleet the other day and got myself a nice little mixture of layers and pets. 4 EE pullets 4 colorful cochin bantams 2 welsummer pullets 2 RIR pullets 4 production red pullets 1 grumpy brahma cockerel and 2 wyandotte pullets.. Now, bringing them home, I was thinking that the bantams were going to be my biggest headache, knowing how delicate they are. Holy mackeral was I ever wrong! Everyone was eating and drinking upon arrival, except the wyandottes. At first I thought they were feeling the opposite of crowd anxiety, like they wanted to be in a group, so I put them in with the bantams. Still not eating. They aren't just peeping or chirping, they are WHISTLING from the basement! They have chick starter and layer feed as well as a home-made batch which usually works wonders on picky chicks. I've also tried crushed boiled egg yolk, which they picked at a bit. They have plenty of grit and water, and they are still unsatisfied. Temperature is fine. I use UCH's rather than lamps, as I've had too many horrible experiences with lamps. Half the floor is unheated so they can get away from it easily (and they have moved back and forth). I can't think of what the heck it could be that is keeping them from eating. They are atleast 2 days old, probably 3 or 4. I know they're hungry, because they're screeching, but they won't eat. What is wrong with them?