Chicks not growing UP Date With Pics

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LauraSBale, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    I catched out some chicks on the Nov 20,
    1 was mine a ee, and the other 4 where from someone else,
    my EE is growing but the other 4 are not, they are getting the feathers in but little stumps, and 1 died yesterday, and all they do is cry,

    they are half the size of the my EE.
     
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  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Change their brand of feed. It sounds like rickets.
     
  3. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have them on chick grow from purina
    what else can i switch them to
     
  4. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    [​IMG] Check your feed store, they might have a different brand.
     
  5. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    There is something called "Failure to thrive" that happens in chicks. I do not know much about it but I did have a feedstore chick that had it and it did eventually die. [​IMG]
     
  6. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    I did put vit's in their again yesterday, and going to make some boiled eggs for them,
    i go out and try another feed, the only one around here other than Purina is Kent
     
  7. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Good luck! I hope they'll be okay! [​IMG]
     
  8. BirdMom

    BirdMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor things! Make them some scrambled eggs. Sometimes they just have something wrong and there's nothing that can be done, which is sooo frustrating! We lost our first couple of chicks to failure to thrive. They ate and drank just fine, but never grew, and after a week or so didn't make it.

    I always add some oatmeal flakes (regular quick oats, not instant) to my chicks food, they love it and think it's the biggest treat! Just a little on top of their other food. It prevents the runny poos that give them the pasty bottom that they can have sometimes.

    I sure hope your babies get better quick!
     
  9. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had some baby's that came a couple days early, we got for the weekend, so i left the turner in, thinking when we back i will take the turner out, and that would give 2 to 3 days of lock down, with no turning, we got home and 2 already hatched and 6 more by the next morning, all came out good, for being turned, up until hatching,

    i had some hatch out on the Nov 20th and out of 15 eggs 2 only made it, and the 2 that are still a live, are almost the same size as the ones from 12-27,

    these are not my eggs, and i had some issues with he the first hatch

    heres some pics of the baby's not growing with the ones that hatched 12-27,
    the eggs are from the same lady.

    the second set of chicks seem to doing really good.

    what could cause this to happen for them not to grow?


    ~This is a pic of all of them

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    ~ heres a pic with the chick that was born 11-20 with feathers, but the same size as the ones that were born 12-27, I have a another one that looks like the grey one it in the back

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  10. possumqueen

    possumqueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kooshie is right. If it isn't rickets it's still something missing from the feed. Get a different brand, or even a different bag of the same brand from a different store with a newer "sell-by" date (read "fresher feed").

    The bag or bags of feed you started were probably defective. Even the best companies fail sometimes.

    And send one or two of the chicks to your state lab for a diagnosis. They'll be "sacrifice" chicks because the lab will euthanize them to do a necropsy. But it looks like this batch of chicks is in serious trouble, and you need to find out what's really wrong before you lose them all.

    As it is, if it IS rickets, the damage is done, and it's permanent and irreversible.

    Good luck with this. It's a tough situation.
     

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