HELP!runt?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Burbs03, Jun 12, 2017.

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  1. Burbs03

    Burbs03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little Cochin chick looks like she did two and a half weeks ago she is still very tiny and my two other Araucana chicks are way bigger than her and have way more feathers than she does. what should I do? she looks like a newborn compared to the otherchicks
     
  2. Peeps61

    Peeps61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes, some chicks are bit slow to start out. Does she seem healthy? Is she active, curious, eating and drinking? I've had a few that were a bit slow to mature, but they got there eventually, although they always stated smaller than their flockmates. If she stays small and fails to thrive, you can try adding a little water to her feed and making a mash out of it to see if that helps her out. Are you giving her chick starter/grower?
     
  3. Beatrice&Maple

    Beatrice&Maple Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know for sure, but if she seems fine otherwise then I wouldn't worry. I have a rooster who was tiny for a long time, but now he's enormous.
     
  4. Burbs03

    Burbs03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just worried, she/he (I hope it isn't a boy, I already got one) had a sister that died a two weeks ago a week after i got them, she was the same breed.
     
  5. Burbs03

    Burbs03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here she is with the Aracauna chicks *she is a few days older than the feathered ones: IMG_5341.JPG IMG_5347.JPG
     
  6. adstowe

    adstowe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a buff orpington who was the same size as the others as day olds, but just failed to grow from there. When they were in the scraggly looking "dinosaur" phase she still looked like a chick. Eventually she caught up and wound up not only being the same size as the others, but the lead hen too. I wouldn't worry.
     
  7. Burbs03

    Burbs03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks :hugs I was worried that something was wrong with her because, as i said, her sister died because she was a runt and got hurt during shipping:(
     
  8. Peeps61

    Peeps61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barring other mishaps, I think she'll be fine :).
     

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