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Chocolate poult not growing

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I have a 2.5 week old poult that isn't growing like the rest of my little flock. It's very lethargic like a new poult. I do see it eat, drink and poop. The rest don't pick on it and I have 2 feeders and 2 waterers so there is always room for it to eat or drink. The other 9 are growing like weeds and can fly in and out of their brooder in my greenhouse as they please but not teeny tiny little one. Should I separate him/her from the rest? Is there anything I can or should supplement to give growing a kick in the butt? When I first noticed it wasn't growing like the others, I expected it to die but it keeps holding on. The poult is now about half the size of the rest. Thanks!

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you could just have a runt sometimes it happens.

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Originally Posted by April Petroski View Post

I have a 2.5 week old poult that isn't growing like the rest of my little flock. It's very lethargic like a new poult. I do see it eat, drink and poop. The rest don't pick on it and I have 2 feeders and 2 waterers so there is always room for it to eat or drink. The other 9 are growing like weeds and can fly in and out of their brooder in my greenhouse as they please but not teeny tiny little one. Should I separate him/her from the rest? Is there anything I can or should supplement to give growing a kick in the butt? When I first noticed it wasn't growing like the others, I expected it to die but it keeps holding on. The poult is now about half the size of the rest. Thanks!

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It is quite possible that your poult is suffering from coccidiosis.  You may want to get some Corid to treat it with.

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X2 on the coccidiosis.
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