My lav keet isn't growing well

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by melroseladi, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. melroseladi

    melroseladi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is eating and drinking well. I have it on vitamins and giving it boiled egg yolks. No pasty butt. I have a box lid in the brooder for their food so I know she is not getting pushed away from a feeder. There are 4 keets in the brooder. The last one to hatch has now passed the lav up in size.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like another runt [​IMG] Only suggestions I have are electrolytes and maybe some ground/crushed up dried meal worms mixed in with the egg yolk twice a day, just to make sure it is getting a good enough boost in protein. Hopefully this one stays healthy and makes it, and even catches up. It may always be a runt tho..
     
  3. Shayna

    Shayna I [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]

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    I wouldn't worry too much. I had two runts, and one grew up to be just as big as the others. I can't even tell which one it was now. The other runt in a younger group is still noticeably smaller but keeping up. I just made sure they got enough food.
     
  4. melroseladi

    melroseladi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Peeps. After loosing the last runt I am really concerned about this one. She seems perfectly normal other then the failure to grow, just like the other one.
     

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