one of eleven cornish x not thriving?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by shaft0463, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. shaft0463

    shaft0463 In the Brooder

    Jun 8, 2010
    I ordered ten cornish x chicks from Cackle, and all arrived healthy and wonderful. They sent an extra, so I have 11. They are maybe a month old.

    Ten of the 11 are thriving. Eating well, healthy, friendly, feathering out nicely. One of them is not, at all. It's the size these guys were at about a week, and it is barely feathered out. I separated it as soon as I realized it wasn't doing well, so it's been in with smaller chicks so that it didn't get pushed away from the food. It's still not thriving.

    Any ideas?
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Sometimes you just get a runt ... does it act sickly of anything ?? Maybe they tossed in a different breed as your extra..
  3. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Songster

    May 11, 2010
    Northern Colorado
    i have yet to NOT get a few runts in w/ my orders. as long as the little guy is eating and drinking i wouldn't worry.. some are just small.

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