3 week old baby chick not growing - is she sick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dweder, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. dweder

    dweder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 3 week old Columbian Wyandotte that is not growing. She is still in full baby down with only a few small wing feathers. I see her eat, but not until her crop is full. I make sure to feed her food with moisture, since I never see her drink. Her energy level is very high and she keeps up with the others.

    Is this common?
    Do I have to force feed her?
    Will she ultimately grow like normal?

    Any/all suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm loosing sleep over my little midget.
     
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Since her energy level is fine, I'd not worry too much. You could always separate her out so you could monitor both water/food intake. Our `buttless' Black Sex Link is still the 5yr. old `runt' and, unlike her sisters, has no tail feathers to fan to-and-fro, as she never grew any.
     

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