need help with a 6 week chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pidgey104, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    I have a 6 week cornish bantam chick that is skinny and not gaining weight . I have tried worming it and its still on chick feed what else can I do? I have it with the younger chicks and its always the frist to the food dish when I feed so its still eating.
  2. Hannah11

    Hannah11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2012
    Bluff, New Zealand
    Im really new to this so maybe wait for someone else's advice but have you checked its crop for blockages or impaction? (I'm not too sure if this is correct but i think i read some where that olive oil can help with blockages) do you stay and watch how much it eats? I had a sickly small chick that wouldn't grow so i took him inside and feed him scrambled eggs mixed with starter feed and he soon improved with a heat lamp and attention.
    I hope someone with better advice can help you
  3. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    Ill check and see if her crop is ok
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    If its eating and pooping normally (meaning OFTEN since its a, then the crop is most likely fine. So, compared to others of the same breed and age, it appears skinny? Or are you only comparing it to the younger, chubbier chicks? And are you certain of the breed? Because some breeds are just skinnier looking than other breeds.
    Personally, if it eats, poops, and is active, I wouldn't worry about too much about it. The scrambled eggs suggested is always good, especially for lagging appetites - but that doesn't seem to be an issue here. But they couldn't hurt, since they're full of protein and yummy.
  5. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    Crop is fine. Yes sure of breed since the wlr cornish bantams are one breed we raise. Its doing a little better walking better now too. For a while it was stumbling and falling over. Tried feeding it a liitle eggs won't touch the stuff. Still skinny ill keep working with her and see how it goes

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