Listless Runt at 2.5 wks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DenverBird, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. DenverBird

    DenverBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've got a runt in a batch of 25 Freedom Rangers that seems pretty listless and is getting walked over by the rest. He's about half the size of the rest and just doesn't seem to be real interested in feeding and being active like the others.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance,

    -DB
     
  2. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Quote:Separate him, give him some electrolytes in his water, and yogurt. And heat!! [​IMG] Maybe get him a small buddy 2 [​IMG]
     
  3. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would separate as suggested above and if e doesn't improve in a couple days, cull.
     
  4. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Quote:If he is eatting,drinking,walking LIVING. Dont cull. IMHO
     
  5. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only reason I suggested culling was b/c the OP said the bird wasn't interested in eating, and that usually signifies he's bad off. Separate him give him warmth electrolytes yogurt vitamins and if he doesn't improve THEN cull.
     

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