Recommendations on a runt?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Irmasmom, May 5, 2016.

  1. Irmasmom

    Irmasmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! I am completely new to raising chickens! I have done a lot of research with books, internet and especially this site for info prior to getting our new chicks! We got 15 chicks 4 weeks ago and were told they were just a few days old (all within 2-5 days). So far all of them are doing great! Eating Krambach chick started medicated feed and growing like weeds! However, 1 of my rhode island reds is significantly smaller than the others at this point. She is fully feathered, but about half the size. I see her eating and drinking and roosting like the others. However, she is hunched with her neck into body whereas the others have their necks stretched out and up like normal. I dont know if there is anything I can do for her or just keep an eye out to make sure she isnt picked on.. I never observe it currently and she seems to be holding her own. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you!
     
  2. chicken19

    chicken19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just make sure she's not getting picked on and is eating and drinking. I don't know about her neck, someone else might have some information about that.
    Make sure she's not getting skinny. If she stops eating or seems sickly please inform me!
     

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