New pictures of my runt

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hampshire Hens, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. Hampshire Hens

    Hampshire Hens In the Brooder

    Apr 28, 2008
    This is my runt. She is the same age as th rest of them-7 1/2 weeks old. She is not growing a tail. Also she cannot chirp or make noises. She is in the top right corner on the perch.


    She is not much bigger than when I got them.
  2. Sparrow

    Sparrow Songster

    Apr 11, 2008
    Wow, she is tiny. Does she have good body weight? Does she act otherwise normal?
  3. jadell

    jadell In the Brooder

    Apr 20, 2008
    North Carolina
    One of my aust. did the same thing. I didn't do anything different other than keeping the food and water at a level she could reach. All of a sudden around week eight, she just caught up and is now the same size as the other 19!! I don't know what does it, or how to fix it. I hope she comes around like mine did!!
  4. jtotherow

    jtotherow In the Brooder

    Jun 12, 2008
    Fort Mill SC
    I've had 4 out of 25 runts to fill out and are my bigest hens now. One of my bigest chicks died after 1 week all the rest are about the same size now and are 12 weeks. Rhode island Reds![​IMG]

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