Baby Chick not eating as much as the other baby chicks

xmebane

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Jul 17, 2016
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We just got six baby chicks a couple of weeks ago, an Americauna, a Dominique, a Red Sex Link, two Rhode Island Reds, and a Buff Orpington. The Buff is the smallest one in the bunch and doesn't seem to eat as much as the others. Should I be concerned?
 

CluckerCottage

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If you'd like to supplement her chick starter with other proteins, feel free. Offer chick grit as well.
I had 2 runts from my spring chicks and had no problem giving them the best possible start.
They love scrambled eggs, tuna, mealworms, pureed pumpkin, etc.
best wishes!
 

sourland

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As long as she appears to be normal and is growing, there is no reason for worry.
 

WV Mtn Mama

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May 3, 2016
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My Leghorns are 10 weeks old today however they still seem very small next to my Silkies. I feed them a mix of cracked corn and laying feed. Crown of my chicks are just now appearing, is this normal?
 

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