Bantam slow feathered and sleepy

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jjdesmo11, Jul 12, 2019 at 10:31 AM.

  1. Jjdesmo11

    Jjdesmo11 Songster

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    E6856473-C429-4133-BC9A-C65170A6F937.jpeg 5EDA9A38-ACF2-4EAB-A7AF-29D46DAB304D.jpeg CFD67BA4-0E1E-494C-9C2A-E9D6198199F7.jpeg 4CDD6F76-0FE1-4184-B58C-941622452566.jpeg Need advice on my new bantam.
    Last week I bought 2 Millie Fleur Cochin bantams. I drove an hr and after taking them out of the box I noticed the frizzle was falling asleep. And “gasping”. Thinking it was heat or stress related I took them inside. The lady said they were 8 weeks and they still have fuzz on their heads and pin feathers on their backs. I’ve never had bantams this age but they look like the 5-6 week old LFs I had last year.

    Brought them inside, started Corid and dribbled some elector psp on them. After multiple google searches based on symptoms I decided the frizzle probably has brooder pneumonia. Heavy breathing, lethargic and gasping. So dumped Corid, added garlic to water and ACV. She didn’t make it. So now I have a 5ish week old inside the house who I’m watching very closely. I have 2 bantams outside 8 and 10 weeks that I want to add her too but she’s still not fully feathered, sleeps a lot during the day but eating/drinking/ normal poop.

    My question is do bantams Cochins feather slower?
    Do they sleep at this age still?
    Am I being paranoid to think she’s sick and breathing hard?
    How long to quarantine/leaving her alone is hard even though I take her out multiple times a day.
    Should I just try to worm her? Will attach pictures. Thanks you thank you! I don’t like having a lonely house chicken
     
  2. AltonaAcres

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    I had a Mottled frizzle Cochin Bantam that grew in his feathers SO slow, I wasn't sure he was going to make it. He was super healthy and active, his feathers just took longer to come in. Now he is a healthy adult.
     
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  3. Jjdesmo11

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    Thank you! I’ve never had them but she definitely looks younger than 8 weeks. Do you have pictures? Thanks again for the input
     
  4. AltonaAcres

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    However, if your chick is acting sick, he might have some issue. If you are treating her, she should recover. I'm sorry, don't have a picture. It seems my bantam Cochins have always grown pretty slow.
     
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