New pictures of my runt

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

  1. Hampshire Hens

    Hampshire Hens Out Of The Brooder

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    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.

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

    Sparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    jadell Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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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