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  this chick is not growing as fast as the others

I have to wake her up to eat some times ant ideas ?

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Oh... This happened to me. My little guy was not growing/moving much, and he was picked on by the others. He died. From my experience, I'd say bring the bowl closer to him so he doesn't have to move, and if you have a vet, take him there. That's all I know. Good luck!
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post #3 of 7
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The other chicks never bother her

she gets up and acts ok but sleeps longer

and is much smaller for some reason

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If she is acting normal eating, drinking, and moving around just smaller I would not worry to much.  I have one right now doing the same and she is just fine.  Pee Wee was the last to hatch.  I do keep a close eye on her.  She is now a week old and doing great.  Just my opinion.  

I live in Northeastern New Mexico. Live on a 2.5 acres with my husband of 38 yrs.(husband pass away 6/13/16), 2 dogs, 2 cats,    I have SLC, Blue laced Red Wy, Partridge Cochin, Blue, Black & White Cochins, Americanas, Cuckoo Marans Roo, Dominque Roo,  Blue Bar Roo, Buff Orps, Lavender Wy, Black & Blue French Cooper Marans, French Wheaton Marans, Cuckoo Marans , Dominque , Blue bar  Whiting...

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I live in Northeastern New Mexico. Live on a 2.5 acres with my husband of 38 yrs.(husband pass away 6/13/16), 2 dogs, 2 cats,    I have SLC, Blue laced Red Wy, Partridge Cochin, Blue, Black & White Cochins, Americanas, Cuckoo Marans Roo, Dominque Roo,  Blue Bar Roo, Buff Orps, Lavender Wy, Black & Blue French Cooper Marans, French Wheaton Marans, Cuckoo Marans , Dominque , Blue bar  Whiting...

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post #5 of 7
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She seems ok :)

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She might not be a she. She might be a HE. I have two purebred Buff O chicks from a recent broody hatch that have been small from day one. One looked to be a little slow on the uptake when it came to eating with the other chicks. 7 weeks later it's clear that they are both little cockerels Males always feather out slower then pullets so you will be able to take note of your chick's development in a few weeks and know for sure what you have.

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I was thinking it might be a roo lol

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