Is this chick gonna make it?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AmberLeighW, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. AmberLeighW

    AmberLeighW In the Brooder

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    Hi everyone! My friend is the proud new owner of 8 baby chicks. Unfortunately yesterday she noticed that the brown chick (all the rest are yellow) is segregated from the rest and laying on its side, but she is still drinking and eating. She is the smallest and doesn't seem to have any ailments on the outside. Is she sick? Is she just taking longer to develop? What's going on!!??!!
     
  2. Fluffy Injun

    Fluffy Injun In the Brooder

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    How old are they? Are the in a brooder? Do they have heat? Were they hatched or bought?
     
  3. AmberLeighW

    AmberLeighW In the Brooder

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    They are probably only 1-3 weeks old and were bought at the local tractor supply store. They are in a brooder and do have heat.
     
  4. Fluffy Injun

    Fluffy Injun In the Brooder

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    I guess if it’s eating and drinking, still active, has heat and what not, should be ok. If you notice it becoming sluggish or not eating/drinking then I would worry. Also check it’s vent and make sure it isn’t pasting. Hope this helps! :)
     

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