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My chick is sick!!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by applebutter14, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. applebutter14

    applebutter14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a friend of mine has a Cornish rock chick who is around 3 weeks old, she purchased her at my local feed store. i a m worried because she has pink under her eyes, she breathes really hard, and always avoids the other chicks...[​IMG] please let me know so i can tell my friend!! [​IMG]
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Is this a Cornish Cross chick? Has she been restricting feed?
     
  3. applebutter14

    applebutter14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes she is a Cornish cross... i friend has separated her so she wont get the others sick... and she i don't know ill have to ask... she says she is eating a lot faster and she eats a lot.
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, that's what Cornish X do. They are meant to reach butchering age around 6-8 weeks old. They tend to have issues as a result, usually heart and leg problems. Some of the problems can be held off by restricting feed.
     
  5. applebutter14

    applebutter14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    alright, thanks for telling me. do you know why she has pink around her eyes?
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Get a pic if you can...it's hard to say without seeing.
    Cornish X have sparse feathering so it could just be the skin showing thru more than on the others?
     
  7. applebutter14

    applebutter14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    alright, ill try to get a picture as soon as i can.
     

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