Chick not developing as fast - is she okay?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DenverStacy, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. DenverStacy

    DenverStacy New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Feb 23, 2017
    DENVER
    Hello! I'm new to chickens and we just got 4 chicks last Thursday, so they are 8-9 days old. I got 4 different types and my Plymouth Rock is much smaller than the others (Buff Orpington, NJ Red, Americana). She has pastey butt last week, but I cleaned her up and she's been fine back there since. But, she is much smaller, her feathers are just barely coming in, she doesn't scratch like the others, her fuzz is a mess, and she mostly stands up instead of laying down. The other girls are fine with her and don't pick on her, but she doesn't look well. I've attached some pics. Is she sick? Do Plymouth Rocks just develop slower?[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. DenverStacy

    DenverStacy New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Feb 23, 2017
    DENVER
    [​IMG]
     
  3. DenverStacy

    DenverStacy New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Feb 23, 2017
    DENVER
    [​IMG]
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    34,640
    7,851
    596
    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    She may be a few days younger.
    Is she eating and drinking....making good solid poops now?
    Is she moving around ok, fairly active?

    Where did you get the chicks?
    I wonder if she maybe a bantam?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by