Failure to thrive chick?


9 Years
Dec 27, 2014
Our broody hen hatched 9 eggs this Saturday. They seem to be going great, excpet all this one chick seems to do is run around frantically and whine when not sleeping. It also looks a tad weird, being smaller than its siblings with an odd head shape. I'm pretty sure it's not eating properly either, as I haven't seen it pecking at the ground, but instead eating tiny pieces of food of the other chicks down. Is there anything to be done, or should I just wait and see if it's gonna make it?
I would make sure that it is eating and drinking. Try some chick vitamins. Vitamin E is good for neurological health. If there is a deformity with her skull or brain, there may not be much more that you can do.

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