Baby Buff Orpington Not Growing


5 Years
Aug 30, 2014
About two weeks ago we picked up six baby chicks to start our chicken family. We got two each of Buff Orpingtons, Ameraucanas, and Blue Australorps. One of the Buff Orpingtons is not growing like the rest. They are about three weeks old and she is falling behind in size! She eats and drinks with no issues, but she does some strange things. At times she will gasp for air and sleep off on her own. Other times she seems just fine and is amongst her sisters playing, etc... This has been going for about a week or so.

Regular cleaning of the brooder, fresh water, heat lamp, and they are on chick starter crumble.

Any thoughts on what might be going on or what we could do to see if we can change things for her?


Brian and Robin
Maybe she isn't a buff Orpington but a smaller breed?
Or just a very small version!
My last maran to hatch was assisted and is half the size of the others
Still staging round the brooder backwards but improving daily

If it was me I'd give some fits and egg scrambled, or boiled

The runt and her big sister.

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