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Are bantams more sluggish???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jlhowland, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. jlhowland

    jlhowland Out Of The Brooder

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    I got 15 standards and a 3 bantams. They're all in a pretty good sized brooder together but the bantams seem really sleepy and sluggish. One barely moves around but another is in the fray getting after it! Is this normal for bantams to be more lethargic at first? Or should I move the little one into a separate brooder?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Are you sure that the bantams are warm enough , not getting trampled, and getting enough to eat and drink? If not a separate brooder might be a good idea with just a coup0le of the larger chicks.
     
  3. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Sleepy and sluggish,
    That sounds like travel stress. Go to Tractor Supply and get the smallest bottle of Poultry Nutri-Drench.
    Put it in all the chicks water till it looks like very weak tea. http://www.nutridrench.com
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/746509/how-to-deal-with-travel-stress-in-baby-chicks
    These are bantam chicks so don't give them a whole drop. Maybe just wipe the inside of their mouth with a Q-tip wetted with the Nutri-Drench. This is great stuff. Doesn't need to be digested. mainlines directly into the bloodstream. Have used it successfully on my dogs and poultry since 2001.
    Best,
    Karen
     

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