One of my chicks is not growing

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by SuperPeacockman, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there any reason why a peachick would not be growing? One of mine is not. I think it has pasty butt, but I have been cleaning it. Please help
     
  2. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Are the other peachicks getting all the food?

    Watch it and see if it is pooping. My peachick has not had a problem with pasty butt but I always watched it when it was younger to make sure it was pooping and I would make sure its butt was clean.

    I wonder if it could even be a runt? Can you have runts in peafowl? I think my peahen Pip might be a runt she is pretty small.
     
  3. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have one who hatched out of a smallish egg who is definitely a runt, but it is growing.
     
  4. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Maybe put another feeder and waterer in the pen since the more dominant chicks will not let the lower chicks eat.
     
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  5. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is always food and water available, they do not use it all up by the time I refill it the next day. I really think this is a healt problem.
     
  6. Knix6468

    Knix6468 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe you have the first miniature peacock [​IMG]
     
  7. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay I am seriously concerned, do any of the experts have an opinion?
     
  8. DAS

    DAS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not an expert, but my questions to you are: how old is the chick and what are you feeding it?
     
  9. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 weeks, chick starter, the two chicks who hatched with him are fine so I do not think it has anything to do with food
     
  10. trudigale

    trudigale Out Of The Brooder

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    Please know that I am no expert....... but I am wondering what type of area you have your peachicks in. We had our peachicks in a rather large plastic container (one of the storage containers that are deep and pretty good size). The containers are wonderful for in the house little brooders. I noticed a couple of my peachicks necks were not straightening out all the way (we had some netting over the top to keep them from flying out)...... peachicks are a little over 2 weeks old. Yesterday we moved them into, what we call, the baby pen. Really hated to take them out to the "real world" [​IMG] but am so glad we did. The little guys looked like they grew 2 inches in less than 2 minutes!

    So, I am just wondering what type of area your little peachicks are in and if maybe they need a bit more room.

    My other question would be ---- how many peachicks do you have? If I notice a chick not thriving I will move him along with one other into a small area. Sometimes one can be "the runt" and have a hard time keeping up with the rest of the bunch. Leave him and a buddy separated from the rest for several days. This usually helps him gain strength and get a bit more rest. It also gives you a better chance to monitor how much food he might be consuming.

    Not sure if my thoughts help..... but I sure would hate for you to lose him.
    Trudi
     

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