A 5 week old chick that seems to be sick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by spirited-away, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. spirited-away

    spirited-away New Egg

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    I have just recently bought 8 5 week old chicks. 4 Rhode Island Reds and 4 Australorps. However, one of the Australorps seems to be smaller then the others, doesn't eat much, drink much, is lethargic and always seems to be sleeping. The chicks have already been vaccinated for Marek's. I was afraid the other chicks might have been bullying it, so I have separated it from the rest. It still doesn't do much except for sleep. Would it be a disease, or would it be just a runt?
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    It might just be a runt, but I'd keep a close watch on it for any signs of sickness.
     

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