Chick not thriving

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Liana Sanders, May 20, 2019.

  1. Liana Sanders

    Liana Sanders Hatching

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    I got 6 chicks last week and all are doing well except one. She is not growing as fast as her sisters, seems to be sleeping more and has wing feathers that stick out from her body (which she had from day 1). I have not separated her because the other chicks are not picking on her and she is able to eat and drink just fine. I am figuring there is some inherent issue and she will either make it or not, but I wanted to make sure there was not something I should be doing for her. I included a couple pictures that show her wings. Thanks for the help!
     

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  2. Hencraze24

    Hencraze24 Songster

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    What's the breed? also, :welcome
     
  3. Liana Sanders

    Liana Sanders Hatching

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    She is a Speckled Sussex. I have two of them and the other one is growing at a normal rate.
     
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  4. Hencraze24

    Hencraze24 Songster

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    She looks like she has splayed legs. This could be why she isn't moving around much. Does she walk normal? Our 2 month old Sussex isn't really that big either.
     
  5. Liana Sanders

    Liana Sanders Hatching

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    She moves just fine and I don't think she is splayed. I have seen that before. When she is active she is running around like everyone else.
     
  6. Hencraze24

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    If they are not picking on her, then I think she will be okay. This may come back to haunt her in the future if she still refuses to grow. She might just be a late bloomer, lets's wait and see.
     
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  7. Hencraze24

    Hencraze24 Songster

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    If she's a runt, you should cull her.
     
  8. chkva

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    I think she might just be little. If she's eating and drinking plus running, she's doing quite well some like her don't even make it to that point. If they're not picking on her then I wouldn't separate her. I've had chicks that seem like they're not growing and half the size of their siblings then all of a sudden they become the biggest in the group.
     
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