Chick is significantly smaller than the others!

JGUGGIANA

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I have 2 chick from someone who has no info on them. One has scissor beak and what I think could be wry neck. She is about 1/2 the size of the one she care with. And seems to need ‘mom’ more. I put her in my bag so she can feel as though she is being sat on by mom. The other chick is with another two chick about a week older. All doing fine. This little one seems so developmental delayed.
I started vitamin E and selenium. She doesn’t spin as bad now. Much chirps in a panic until I put her in my bag and she can sleep. She also has one eye and I’m not sure she is getting fed as much as the others? Help!
 

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JGUGGIANA

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Jun 8, 2020
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i have no idea what kind they are, the two
Is it the crested/tufted one that is having problems?
i really dont know what kind they are, i got two (yellow and dark small one) from one person. unsure how they aquired them, and then the other two i got from a lady they were free range and mamma just had them a wekek prior and i was hoping the older two would teach the younger two, which seemed to work well and did exactly what i intended for it to. but now the one with scissor beak (patty) is getting picked on.

i have zero erxperience with chickens, so i have NO IDEA WHATS NEXT. but can she survive if i seperate her? she seems to chirp non stop in a panic when away from the others for too long, yet they peck her now as though she annoys them. not sure what i can do or how to proceed...
 

JGUGGIANA

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Jun 8, 2020
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Well she might not be getting as much food if she has scissor beak, let alone scissorbeak and wry neck. Have you tried giving her a mash?
whats mash? i have been giving her sugar water with Vit E and Selenium and seemed to help her get stronger, i put some bird seed in warm water and tried to give it to her, but she wasnt having it. i read online that parrot formula may help?

im at a complete loss of what to do for her!
 

NatJ

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whats mash?

Take normal chick starter and add water to make it wet.
Chickens seem to think it's a treat, and they get both food and water at the same time.

Do a small amount at first--maybe a spoonful of chick starter, plus water until it's soggy.
If she likes it, give her some several times a day. (Any she does not eat, you can give to the other chicks to finish up.)
 

JacinLarkwell

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whats mash? i have been giving her sugar water with Vit E and Selenium and seemed to help her get stronger, i put some bird seed in warm water and tried to give it to her, but she wasnt having it. i read online that parrot formula may help?

im at a complete loss of what to do for her!

It's basically mushy water down fees. Think if you leave a feed bowl outside and it rains (but purposefully made ofc)
 

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