Baby chick that wont grow!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JDVess, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. JDVess

    JDVess In the Brooder

    May 18, 2010
    Shelby, N.C.
    We bought some cochins a while back. They are all Growing so to speak and feather out great except for one. The chick is doing great but just wont grow or feather out for some reason. lol. They are about 6 weeks old and it looks the exact same as it did when we got it a month or better ago. Anyone else have this yet? It literally only looks like its a week old.
  2. Jess N Jeff

    Jess N Jeff Songster

    Oct 25, 2009
    South San Diego, Cali
    Can you post some pictures? Is he/she eating and drinking?
  3. Panhanle RIR

    Panhanle RIR Songster

    Apr 16, 2010
    Texas County, Oklahoma
    mabey its just feathering out slower because it is a roo
  4. Suburban Sprouts

    Suburban Sprouts Songster

    Apr 29, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Pictures would help!
  5. r00stercogburn

    r00stercogburn In the Brooder

    May 20, 2010
    this is off topic a little but I have a chick with a curled toe. I made a boot and I was going to add pedialyte to her water but I was unsure if I should dilute it or not - and if so dilute it by how much?
    I would really appreciate any advice I could get!
  6. debo4702

    debo4702 In the Brooder

    May 17, 2010
    Wadley Ala
    I'm having the same problem with a Columbian Wyandotte that I got about six weeks ago. His "hatch mates" are doing fine and growing. They have even been moved outside to the brooder house but this little guy just eats, drinks, and doesn't grow. Not even his feathers...he looks like he is wearing a suit of feathers that is too small. When the next hatches came out he got put in with them. Now they are almost 4 weeks old and have out grown this guy. I've raised chickens for awhile and never have I run into this either. i hate to cull this guy...although he will never be used for breeding stock now but I am at a loss too. I just don't want you to think you are alone in this... I do have a soft spot for the runts.[​IMG]
  7. Miss Red

    Miss Red Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    Trinity, Texas
    I had a midget chicken. She was an EE leghorn cross, just traded her for a new roo... She was 12 weeks and about the size of a 6 week old chick. She just wouldn't grow after about 2 weeks and really never did much growing... She was healthy though.
  8. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    I had a BLRW that stayed at about 8 week old size even up to a year old It's feathering was way off too no lacing. Couldn't tell gender either. Finally last week I noticed a sickle feather that is just grew. That mini rooster went a swap and will is going to freezer camp. Must of been some mutation or deformed genes. I always meant to take pictures but I never did get anything. It was the weirdest thing ever.
  9. Toi-toi

    Toi-toi Songster

    May 12, 2010
    Central MA
    I have one, too.
    Others are growing fine, but she is so small.
    She is eating, drinking, snacking fine, healthy and feathering fine.
    She didn't start small, but around 1.5weeks, I started notice she wasn't same.
    They are 3weeks old and her leg size is other finger size.
  10. JDVess

    JDVess In the Brooder

    May 18, 2010
    Shelby, N.C.
    I will take some pics tomorrow. I had to go to the auction tonight and see what all they had. Bought 8 dozen eggs of a mix of red comet and buffs. lol. But yeah, the little chick eats and drinks just fine. Perfect health other than still having the baby feathers and super small. Like I said, its siblings are about 7 to 8 weeks by now and it looks like its about 2 weeks. lol.

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