Lopsided chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JenniferC, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. JenniferC

    JenniferC Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    Hi y'all.

    I'm not sure what kind of help I'm asking for- I just wanted to share and ask if anyone has seen something similar.

    I have a baby chick that seems lopsided. Her crop lump is all off to the side. She is the same baby chick who ripped open one side of her face scratching- so I'm sure I'm observing her way too closely.

    She seems healthy, though I swear she does not seem to be growing as fast as her broody mate. The chick I worry about is a Brahma chick and her brood mate is a BR. Maybe it's just because brahmas don't mature as quick as BRs?

    As I said, she seems happy enough, I just wonder if anyone else has noticed this in chicks before. Maybe I'll send a pic in next email.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2008
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    The lopsided ness is probably just a big full crop. Chicks of different breeds, and even within breeds can and do grow at different rates, so as long as they are all eating, peppy and happy, you should be fine!

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