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Skinny chick

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I bought a pair of frizzled Bantam Polish Chicks in July when they were about 4 - 6 weeks of age.  One is doing great and the other I can't get any weight on.  She is quite thin.  She's been treated with Corid twice and dewormed with Wazine once.  Going to treat with Wazine again this week.  I am keeping her currently separated in a crate by herself in my barn.  She drinks well, but seems to sling more feed out of the feeder than she eats.  She's on a high protein/high fat diet, but doesn't seem to eat enough to gain weight.  She acts normal and is active.  Any ideas?  

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Sometimes when chicks fail to thrive they have a physiological problem.  Because Vet tests are so expensive most people couldn't justify the testing.  So then it becomes just guess work.  You did the deworming and she is eating quality food.  ....the only other thing I can think of is giving her some vitamins or antibiotics.  If she's got an infection somewhere it could affect her appetite.  Maybe others have another suggestion.

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