Dwarf Chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tspringer, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. tspringer

    tspringer New Egg

    Apr 15, 2009
    My chicks are now 3 months old and one chick has not grown and she almost died about 3 weeks ago now she eats and functions like all the others but they are all like 3 x's her size. What is going on with her? will she ever grow? or do I officially have a dwarf chicken?
  2. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Sorry to hear that the little one almost did not make it, glad it is doing good now. but it sounds to cute. you should favor that one. hehe
  3. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2008
    Gavilan Hills, CA
    I had a chick that was like that It bever grew, it did eat and drink. But it also had trouble walking after awhile. It lived for about 2 or 3 months then die.
  4. laurenlulu

    laurenlulu Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    I have a chick like that, a bantam dark brahma. He/she is skin and bones, and barely feathered out, and is about the same size that he was at 1 week, with the same amount of feathering. He eats/drinks/poops like normal too, so?? I dunno why he never grows and isn't feathering. They are 5-6 weeks old now, and his hatch mate is almost fully feathered and WAYY bigger.
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    How much are you actually seeing this chick eat? Alot of times the runts will get chased away from the food by stronger chicks and have a hard time of it.
    Then too there are some chicks that were never strong from the start and waste away for no apparent reason.
    I have a runt, now a year old. I had to offer her extra one on one feedings when she was young. Overall size-wise she has never caught up, but her weight is just fine and she's one of my best layers.
  6. laurenlulu

    laurenlulu Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    I had my little chick seperated for awhile because I was worried about him- he ate quite a bit, more than I expected of his size. His crop is always as full as everyone elses.
  7. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    Just a thought...could this chick have worms? I would think that could keep the chick from getting full advantage of the nurishment needed? Good Luck.
  8. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2008
    SW New Hampshire
    Where did you get them from? Could she be a Bantam?
  9. Big dreams

    Big dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    I had one like that too, but at around 8 weeks old it was getting hard to tell her from the others. Although small she was always running under or over the bigger ones at treat time [​IMG] Very good at getting her food. Good Luck.
  10. BeautifulBlue

    BeautifulBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    I had two silkies, both from the same seller, hatched same day, but completely different in size [​IMG]
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