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Chick seems ill

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chucktownchick, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. chucktownchick

    chucktownchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 9 Orpington chicks and they are a few weeks old. I have noticed that one seems a little less active than all the rest. He seems like he is always lying down. Even when the others are stepping all over him, he doesn't seem bothered. I don't know if I am overreacting. Maybe he is just a calm, relaxed chick? He does walk around sometimes. He doesn't have pasty butt. Any suggestions? I thought about putting him in his own private brooder so they all wouldn't be stepping all over him and bothering him if he felt bad. He cried so bad that I decided to put him back with his siblings. I am new to this and would appreciate any tips. What feathers he does have seem kind of ruffled almost like a cat when it makes it's hair stand up.I don't know if that means anything.
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they on medicated chick food? It may be showing symptoms of cocci.
     
  3. chucktownchick

    chucktownchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I gave them medicated starter the first couple of weeks, but they are not on it now. I will research cocci and see what I think. Thank you.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Once in a while one will just not grow and thrive due to some internal problem, unless others start becoming sick I would wait and see, make sure they are not too warm, keep them clean and uncrowded with fresh clean water, good luck.
     
  5. chucktownchick

    chucktownchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for your advice. Being new to this, I really value the opinions of folks like you willing to share their knowledge. :)
     

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