Runt Chick... Help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by teira, May 22, 2018.

  1. teira

    teira Chirping

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    This is my 2 day old Speckled Sussex, I'm quite concerned... the other chicks in the brooder are a bit bigger, she gets pushed around easily, she's not as lively and sleeps a ton, I haven't seen her eat much. I took her out and let her get a few drinks of water with Electrolytes and gave her some food but she's not eating very much of it. She's also pretty wobbly and seems weak. She's interested in pecking at things and trying to eat things but I'm thinking maybe some of the crumble pieces are too big? Help! I don't want to loose this little one. Is there anything I can giver her to perk her up? Should I separate her? EDIT: I got her to eat some mashed up chick feed

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  2. Poultry keeper12

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    Is it a bantom?
     
  3. teira

    teira Chirping

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    Not that I'm aware of, I got her from Meyer Hatchery and I have another Speckled Sussex chick in there who is bigger than her
     
  4. Poultry keeper12

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    Was it a small egg?
     
  5. teira

    teira Chirping

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    I'm not sure I didn't hatch her myself, I had her shipped to the post office for pick-up. Here they are in comparison of eachother, there isn't a huge difference on camera but holding them she's defiantly smaller than the rest of them
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  6. Chickygirl63

    Chickygirl63 Songster

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    My little Peawee is part Barr Rock and part Wyndotte....tiniest one for about three weeks... S/he is now almost six weeks old still small but catching up..
     
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  7. Rocky Rhodes

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    I don't think there's anything to worry about, unless it is being trampled. I would just keep an eye on it to make sure it's not be picked on. It will probably catch up soon. Good luck.
     
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  8. Poultry keeper12

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    I think it might have been a little egg!
     
  9. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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    Nutri-Drench is a wonderful product.
    I think it would be a great pick me up for this chick to get some sooner rather than later.
     
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  10. teira

    teira Chirping

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    Thank you everyone :D she's doing much better after I tried some acv & water! She's now eating on her own and is doing wonderful! A chick got pasty-bum during the night and in the morning I cleaned it off with some warm water and finished it off with some Vaseline, she seemed a little weak for a few hours until the acv-water and now she's doing fine as well :love
     
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