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Chick is smaller than others and doesn't drink or eat often

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I don't know what's wrong, because we just got these chickens and they're our first chicks. Everyone else is growing and getting more feathers but this chick isn't growing much, sleeps all the time, and does eat or drink very often. Never had chicks before so just wondering what I could do for our chick. hmm.png
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Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have  joined us. I'd suggest posting on the "raising baby chicks" forum. I've only ever raised chicks with a momma hen, so unfortunately i have no experience with the issue. What i would do however, is put vitamin supplements / electrolytes in their drinking water - it might help, pending advice from more experienced members.

 

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CT

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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What breeds of chicks did you get?  Your small one may be a bantam -   small  sized breed.  If you post photos we may be able to help you.  Does it  interact with the other chicks, or do they bully it?

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Unfortunately, when I woke up this morning to check on the chicks, the small one died. Thanks for trying to help
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Hello I'm new to BYC my name is Brenda I'm picking up my girls this Friday April15/16 in Seguin Ontario we are getting 6 three month old Long Island Red laying hens All and any help will be welcomed
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