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Not Growing - but feathers are coming in

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cmany, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. cmany

    cmany Hatching

    Apr 18, 2012
    Colorado - Western Slope
    Hi....New here so I am not sure if this is the right place to post or not...


    I have an Araucana that stopped growing after her wing feathers came in...She was smaller then the others, but was able to hold her own, getting food and water...but did get an injury to her leg...

    So I took her and a duckling - who also has an injured leg (worse then the chick) and put back them in the brooder.

    The duckling stopped growing too (I think its a Khaki Campbell but its bill is a blue color)...and is not getting any feathers - my malards or rouens - not sure which they are - are 4x's the size of the duckling...Its like it got injured and stopped growing...

    My other Araucana is HUGE compared to my little one (kids named her Owl as she looks like one - real beautiful colors)...

    But she is starting to get all of her other adult feathers - but she is still so tiny...she seems healthy tho - even tries to get out of the brooder...My husband says that we will have to kill them both if they are not any bigger or developed by the time our Quail chicks come (around May 1st)...

    The duckling, I think its knee?? was broken...the joint is stiff and for a while she could not walk on it...Now she has been able to put her foot down and limp on it...and can get around...Owl, still has a slight limp...

    Is there anything I can do for these guys to help the grow better?


  2. carolinasculpture

    carolinasculpture Songster

    Mar 21, 2010
    Hi! We had one in our original batch of chicks that stopped growing. It was suggested that we worm them. I dosed them with Pig Swig, the poultry dosage is in the bottle. With in a week there were noticeable differences in our little pullet. Hope this helps!

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