In the Brooder
- Jun 6, 2021
I placed an order recently from Murray McMurray and I ordered 2 Colombian Wyandottes 2 blue red laced Wyandotte (maybe red blue laced, can't remember) 2 buttercups and a surprise chick which ended up being another partridge cochin same as my first surprise chick. So my others are growing much faster the 2 Colombian Wyandottes and 1 of my blue red or red blue Wyandottes are still kind of small. The other red blue or blue red is about 1/3 bigger than her sister. Idk if they just grow slower or if they are failing to thrive. In my first round of raising chicks I had a rhode island red that stayed super small like this and I lost her. Is there anything I can do to help a chick that is failing to thrive or is that just nature taking its course. I feel something kind of hard on the inside where her bellybutton would be. She just pooped on me and it was liquidy with hard balls in it. Could she be constipated or impacted. I feel 2 lumps one closer to her vent which is smaller and one a little higher up which is bigger. Her sister feels softer in that same spot. But she's pooping and eating and drinking. Any advice I can get would be great. I don't want to lose her.