A few smaller than the rest.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Quav qaib, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Quav qaib

    Quav qaib In the Brooder

    Apr 4, 2011
    Fresno, CA
    I have out of 9 chicks that hatch, seems two are runts. Is there anything I can do to get them to catch up or will they be little runts forever. (which is fine by me by the way) They are actually cuter I guess.. [​IMG]
    I already have vitamins in the water and I feed them medicated chick starter already. Just some heads up.. Any comment would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  2. CricketYang

    CricketYang Songster

    Jul 16, 2010
    Mason, MI
    The two could either be at the bottom of the pecking order and just not getting as much feed as the others. Are they all the same breed?

    Frog chicken?
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2011
  3. snazzyboots

    snazzyboots Songster

    Mar 3, 2011
    i have 1 out of 9 that is a runt too. he is still about the size he was when he hatched and hasn't started feathering out yet. at first i thought he wasn't going to make it but they are 11 days old now and he eats well and plays and runs around like crazy with the others. they don't pick on him at all. i'm kind of wondering about long term but for now he is happy.

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