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One babe not growing as fast, sparse feathers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gallinitas, May 26, 2016.

  1. gallinitas

    gallinitas New Egg

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    Hi all,

    My bantee babies are two weeks old. One isn't growing as fast as her sisters and her feathers are not filling in as well. She does get picked on a little. I tried to isolate her, but she immediately started hollering and flew back into the other box with her gal pals. I just put all three into a much bigger box. She eats and drinks and seems otherwise normal, maybe a smidge sleepier than the other two. I keep the heat lamp on when they need it and keep their food and water fresh. She's the beige one- how does she look? Should I be worried?

    Another question, is it too early to start giving them garden scraps? Just the little beet greens I've thinned out.

    (This is my first time raising chicks by myself. I used to "help" my dad, but now I see how much work he really did! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! By my dad also so I won't call him as much [​IMG])
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

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    I would just keep an eye on her, some breeds feather out slower then others. Regarding scraps, if you cut the greens up small I think you should be able to give it to them.
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2016

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