Has anyone successfully brought back a failure to thrive chick

Graceamjaf

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May 23, 2020
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I have 5 5 week old chicks and my barnevelder is sadly failing to thrive. I have her 2 doses of poultry nutri drench today and have been doing lots of reading but I am wondering how often failure to thrive chicks survive? In all my research I have come across exactly no success stories but I haven’t given up hope.
 

sealer39

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I’ve never been able to save one. I’ve given up trying. Sometimes they are just born with something wrong with them. I believe it’s not a good idea to keep unhealthy birds in your flock anyway. They will be susceptible to diseases that could then spread to your otherwise healthy birds.
 

Graceamjaf

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May 23, 2020
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I’ve never been able to save one. I’ve given up trying. Sometimes they are just born with something wrong with them. I believe it’s not a good idea to keep unhealthy birds in your flock anyway. They will be susceptible to diseases that could then spread to your otherwise healthy birds.
Thanks for the response, I was thinking that would be the answer, that she’s a lost cause. But I’m unsure what to do with her now, I am planning on moving all my birds into their coop next weekend, should I just move her too and wait for nature to take over?
 

sealer39

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Well they usually don’t make it that long. I’d manage the chicks as planned and just keep an eye one her. The last sickly chick I tried to nurse was a cross beak and she developed a respiratory infection that spred to two of my other chicks also. I had to cull all three. However, I had a black Ameraucana in my last batch of chicks that was very slow to get going. I thought at first she was a failure to thrive. She was smaller than the Ameraucanas and she just seemed very weak. She finally caught up by herself and is doing well. They are all about 16 weeks old now.
Many people will disagree with my attitude so, if you want, you can start a new thread in the emergency/disease section. Others may help with a diagnosis and remedies.
 

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