Hello, I'm super new to chicks. I bought six at the feed store a few days ago, and so far everyone seems pretty happy and healthy. But I had a few questions:
Catalana chick 1-2 weeks old seems a little bit weak and sleepier than the others. It is eating and drinking fine so far, and it seems curious along with the other chick scratching and digging and pecking in the brooder. It had a little pasty butt, but I've been making sure it's clear, and no blood in stool as far as I can see. I might just be being paranoid. It also looks like it still has a black scab where the umbilical was. I've put Neosporin on it. It's hard to tell if the chick is getting sick, or just still recovering from a hernia--any ideas? Here is a pic--it's the sleepy yellow one in the back.
I don't want the rest of my chicks to get sick :(
I suppose I should stock up on corid and sav-a-chick just in case.