Is my Chick alright?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Brahmaman, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Brahmaman

    Brahmaman Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got 3 new chicks yesterday. 1 light Brahma, 1 speckled Sussex, and 1 black Cochin. The light Brahma and the speckled Sussex are really energetic and run around but the Black Cochin is usually sleeping or just standing in one spot. It still eats and drinks and chirps like the others but it just acts so much different than the other two. Is the black Cochin breed just more docile and quiet or does it maybe have a disease?
     
  2. Bill 101

    Bill 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Cochin Chicks are usually pretty active, maybe not as mush as some clean leg birds. A chick that stand around, doing nothing, or sleeping a lot generally has some sort of problem. Give it few days & see what happens
     
  3. Brahmaman

    Brahmaman Out Of The Brooder

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    I moved it to a different brooder for the night and it just slept in the box all night but in the mourning it was scratching around and trying to jump out of the box so I put it back in the original brooder with all of the other ones and it is acting just fine today. I think it just needed some time away from the others to rest and get better.
     

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