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Abnormal Chick Size

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Here are two 3 week old chicks I ordered recently from a batch of 25.  I'm not sure of the breeds, but I know that no bantams were included in the selection.  One is extremely small, and slower on feather growth.  Is something wrong with her?  I've noticed no abnormal feeding or drinking issues.   

 

Here are some pics of Pee-wee. TIA- zookeepersgirl 

 

 

I am a God fearing child of the Lord, living in the Evergreen State. 

I love books including but not limited to... the Bible, Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, Wings of Fire. 

I have a mini farm with around 50 chickens, 10 ducks, 2 Great Danes, and 3 farm cats, and five kittens born on June 10!

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I am a God fearing child of the Lord, living in the Evergreen State. 

I love books including but not limited to... the Bible, Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, Wings of Fire. 

I have a mini farm with around 50 chickens, 10 ducks, 2 Great Danes, and 3 farm cats, and five kittens born on June 10!

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post #2 of 4
My suggestion is to add a vitamin and probiotic supplement to the water to make sure there are no deficiencies. It won't hurt the bigger chicks and may help the PeeWee. Also, extra protein snacks for him wouldn't be a bad idea either.
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Thread Starter 

Thank you for answering. :D 

I have been putting antioxidants in their water. What kind of protein snacks? 

I am a God fearing child of the Lord, living in the Evergreen State. 

I love books including but not limited to... the Bible, Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, Wings of Fire. 

I have a mini farm with around 50 chickens, 10 ducks, 2 Great Danes, and 3 farm cats, and five kittens born on June 10!

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I am a God fearing child of the Lord, living in the Evergreen State. 

I love books including but not limited to... the Bible, Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, Wings of Fire. 

I have a mini farm with around 50 chickens, 10 ducks, 2 Great Danes, and 3 farm cats, and five kittens born on June 10!

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post #4 of 4
Mashed cooked egg, insect protein (live or dried), tofu, meat baby food, etc.. Offer chick grit with snacks to help digestion.
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