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  1. A

    Guinea Chick with Cloudy Pupil

    Hi I literally just bought 4 guinea hen chicks yesterday from Tractor Supply. I only wanted a couple but the guy said US Agriculture only allowed 4 or more at a time. After he boxed them up for me he told me he gave me a couple smaller ones that probably won’t make it. 😳 One is slightly smaller...
  2. Wilkinsbird

    Runty Appenzeller Chick has Soft Bulge Beneath Vent (pics)

    Hi! This is my first post on byc. I have a days-old female appezeller chick I'm a little worried about. I bought her from Freehling Farms in Kittaning PA two days ago. She had a little bit of poop stuck on her vent, but I gently cleaned it off. There was also a trace amount of dried blood the...
  3. swamphiker

    Extra support for constipated and runty chick?

    One of my two-week old RIRs spent approximately 24 hours very constipated. It has been somewhat better for the last 6-7 hours after several warm baths, enemas, coconut oil and molasses (can you tell I was desperate?) and has successfully passed waste this afternoon without assistance (yay!) and...
  4. T

    Tiny call duckling

    I hatched two call ducklings two weeks ago and one of them has just not seemed to grow. She eats and drinks and is pretty active, but not as much as the other one. I’ve tried giving her some egg for extra nutrients but I’m just wondering if there is something else I should be doing. She is very...
  5. KCDC

    Splay leg

    So my daughter is raising khaki Campbell ducklings for her FFA class. We received 16 ducklings a week ago. One emerged as a ‘runt’ this week and a second developed what I believe is splay leg. We segregated the two, adding extra B Complex to their water. I used the vet tape treatment on splay...
  6. E

    6 wk silkie with scissor beak

    My little girl has some serious scissor beak. She is a silkie and just shy of 6 weeks. She is half the size of her sisters... pretty much literally. I weighed one tonight that was over 7 oz and she’s only 3.5 oz. She is constantly eating because it’s so much harder for her to get any food, but I...
  7. S

    Mysterious death

    I had a silver apple yard hen only about 9 mos. old. She was a runt and pretty much unable to lay eggs, every time she did lay an egg, they were very tiny or not well formed. Two days ago she didn't want to come out of her house in the morning, I thought maybe because she didn't want me to...
  8. Homeschool Adventure Mom

    Runt baby- what else can I do?

    Hello! Thank you in advance for any help! I am brand new but have read tons of stories of sick and runt chicks here and am thankful for this forum for guiding me this far. I’ll try to stick to highlights of backstory & questions I still have to keep as short as possible: -First 3 chicks of our...
  9. Bert3

    Runt of the brood

    I know I am probably worrying over nothing, but my flock is 4 weeks old and my little Golden Laced Wyandotte does not want to grow. She is eating and drinking, active and alert, and her vent is clear and poop is normal. She is still just about half the size of her sisters (including the other...
  10. DarkWater1929

    Chick Failing to Thrive Now Seems Frankly Ill - Hunched, Shivering, Thin, Miserable

    Hello! Our wonderful Cuckoo Marans hen raised two batches of chicks this year. The second batch hatched on Halloween. (Now 2 months old.) One of the babies has always seemed frail. At first it was just that she seemed always to be cold, hunched with her feathers poofed out. As time has...
  11. Banksia_the_lorikeet

    Runt

    I have asked before about this little runt if I should hand raise him I decided against it he’s going pretty well but he’s still tiny hasn’t grown at all he’s the size of a three week on chick but he’s about eight weeks? He also has nearly all of his adult feathers except for ones on his head...
  12. B

    Confused: feisty 8 day old runt with droopy wings

    Hi guys! I have a flock of chicks who are approx 8-day old, all looking great except one... Here is what I'm seeing: - runt; noticeably smaller than the other girls -wings are droopy and look too big for its body -has had pasty butt 2 times; I have cleaned her off well and i just put some acv...
  13. Birdcrazy

    Stunted Chick

    Hi everyone, Has anyone had a chick with stunted growth? It turned out mother hen does not like black chicks :idunno she killed one and injured two others before I realised. I had pulled the remaining two chicks from the rest of the hatch (she is happy with her brown and yellow chicks). While...
  14. AnotherMeOhMy

    The day August came into my life

    So tiny. Much smaller than her/his siblings. Fit in the oalm of one hand. I didn't think this lil chickadee was going to survive. 1 month later, although August seems to be developing slower than other chicks at this age,she/he has grown to about 4 x the size the day I saved her/him from dying...
  15. W

    Stunted baby chick

    Hi All, I have a baby Cream legbar hen that quit growing at about 3 weeks. It is feathering out, acting healthy, running with the others but VERY small, the size they were at 3-4 weeks and they are now 6 weeks old. Has anyone had this happen where an apparently healthy chick quits growing...
  16. Eilsel

    Lethargic, shaky pullet

    Hello all! I wouldn't dub this an emergency, but it is an ongoing situation I am keeping my eye on. I have 6 pullets that are almost 10 weeks old- 2 RIR, 2 Barred Rock, and 2 Wyandottes. One of the BR has always been a bit of a runt. History: At 4 days old it was super wobbly and couldn't...
  17. H

    5 Week Old Chick Not Growing?

    I just got four - 4 week old chicks last week. 2 - Cream Crested Legbars, 1 - Olive Egger and 1 Welbar. When I got the chicks home I did notice one chick (one of the CCL's) was smaller but thought maybe it was just younger. Now 1 week has gone by and it really doesn't seem like this chick is...
  18. venymae

    Is my "runt" a call duck?

    Scooter (center) was the only small duck in a mixed bin at TSC. He is literally half the size of his companions now. Could he be a call duck? What other small breeds of duck are there?
  19. Sarrealist

    (Pics) Odd looking feathers on chick - is this normal?

    Hello everyone. (Background info) I have a 3 week old leghorn chick that was a runt and had difficult time getting out of his(or her, not sure really) shell due to some damage causing part of the membrane to dry out on it. He came out not being able to walk and had no interest in eating and...
  20. CHICKEN BUFF

    My chick doesn't seem to be growing

    About how much should a five-week old Polish chick weigh? I have a lone Tolbunt Polish chick, "Shorty", that was the only survivor out of a clutch (eggs I bought online). I got him a buddy, the only one I could come up with in a hurry, something allegedly Silkie x Orpington. The buddy is now...
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