Chick's head, wings & feet are growing but not body.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by csalt, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. csalt

    csalt In the Brooder

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    The poor litlle thing is about a quarter of the size of her siblings but her head, wings and feet are growing but not her body. Her wings are almost dragging on the ground. Will she die if this continues? Do you think she's in pain? She eats and moves around but can't get on roost with the others. It's very sad.
     
  2. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    Pic please
     
  3. csalt

    csalt In the Brooder

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    Wish I could but she died yesterday. This is the second chick I've had that's had this very same problem.
     
  4. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Songster

    How old were they and where did you get them? I had a 6wk old SLW cockrel with the same symptoms that died also.
     
  5. csalt

    csalt In the Brooder

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    They were both purchased at local poultry swaps. One came with it's siblings and mother (all of which were fine and grew into healthy birds) and the other was purchased with a batch of chicks. The first one lived about 8 weeks and grew a little bit but was still very disproportioned and the one that died yesterday was only about 4 weeks old. As I previously said, everything on them grew normally except the body. I guess at some point it just can't support the parts that are bigger? Very strange and sad.
     

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