Is my little chick okay?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Laughingjax, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Laughingjax

    Laughingjax Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello people, I am the proud new mum of 4 cute little chickens. I got them at 10 days old (born on christmas day) and all was going well until about 2 weeks ago. One of my chicks is a black and white plymouth rock and was the second biggest when I first got them and now she is the smallest by a long shot. I have been watching her a lot and it looks like she has hardly grown in the last 2 weeks as the other chicks are twice her size. She is eating and drinking like the others and cleaning herself and scratching and all that, but she seems a little bit wobbly on her legs when she tries to clean her back and when balancing on one foot to clean the other. Also she squeals when she goes to the toilet, probably 7 times out of 10. Is she sick or am I just being a worry wart?
     
  2. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    This is what I would look at first, is there poop stuck to her bum?
     

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