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Silkie Chick Acting... Different?

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I have a silkie chick that is maybe 2 weeks at most. She (maybe)is very tiny, doesnt really mix in with the rest of the flock (one other silkie, a buff orpington, and 3 americauna). She still gets pasty butt, though I've tried the yogurt with chick crumble, and clean her two or three times a day. Her vent is different, too. It points straight down. She eats and drinks but just doesnt seem... Right. Any ideas?
post #2 of 8
Some chicks aren't form properly and can fail to thrive. Not much you can do except what you are doing. I have had some off silkie chicks before, some make it, others don't.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

Some chicks aren't form properly and can fail to thrive. Not much you can do except what you are doing. I have had some off silkie chicks before, some make it, others don't.
It seems like she isn't growing. The littlest one is her, and one of the other black ones is a same age silkie from the same clutch. I think that's what its called.
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Oh lord I don't know how to upload a picture. Suffice it to say that my other silkie has grown and she has not.
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Sorry, she may never thrive, to upload a photo hit the mountain icon.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Update- she didn't make it. My husband found her dead when I was on my way home from work. Poor little thing. sad.png
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I'm very sorry for your loss. sad.png That's always so hard.

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Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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Sorry.
Edited by oldhenlikesdogs - 5/13/16 at 8:18pm
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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