Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BarbaKay, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. BarbaKay

    BarbaKay Chirping

    Mar 5, 2012
    My 10 new standard sized chicks shipped on 4/8 and now it's the 17th of April. Nine of the chicks (all hens) are growing like normal - wings getting longer, legs and necks taller, etc. But one little baby is not growing. She still looks like she's 2 days old! I've had to clean her vent almost every day because she gets plugged. Any idea what's happening? She's peppy and eating and drinking - just not growing.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Occasionally there is a chick that exhibits 'failure to thrive'. Sometimes it is a congenital problem that eventually results in the death of the chicks. Upon occasion a chick will seem to spontaneously recover and eventually catch up to its flock mates. Hopefully your chick falls into the second group.
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Hello. I've had dwarfism in my Call Ducklings 3 times. I've never had it with Chicks. The longest lived died at 6 weeks and was the sized of a 2 day old Duckling too. It never got any feathers. It was always just downy.
    Best of luck..

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