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Two chicks that aren't growing

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What can I do to help these two babies everyone else is twice there size and doing fine these two just sleep the day away. I separated them to see if they weren't getting enough food and water but they still want to sleep. Is this normal? They are 2 and a half weeks old.
Edited by Vrobelchicks - 11/12/15 at 3:54am
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Sleeping a lot is normal but if they're not eating and growing, that's not normal.

Do they eat at all? What are you feeding?

Sometimes they just fail to thrive.

 

You can try probiotics and some sweetener in the water for energy. It could be sugar, maple syrup, agave nectar (my preference) or whatever.

If they eat on their own, try moistening their feed with some warm water and yogurt.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 11/12/15 at 4:43am

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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They eat a little here and there on there own. I will try softening it to see if they eat more. Thank you
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