Runt chick not growing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Desirai, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Desirai

    Desirai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 12, 2011
    My cochin chicks are 23 days old today.

    I have 12 of them, they all hatched on the same day from mostly the same parents.

    One of them I was afraid was going to die, but pulled through. However, he is still half the size of his brothers and sisters and has NO FEATHERS yet!!

    The others are growing their combs and wattles and tail feathers and leg feathers and are started to "fly", but not my poor Hercules :(

    I named him Hercules cause he's so tiny.. lol but I think he may be a girl.

    Is there something I can do to help him? I'm afraid the others are going to start picking on him. He's always the first in line for treats, food or water. He loves cuddles and being held.
  2. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 3, 2012
    I had a runt also They are 6 weeks old now and she is now about the same size as the other 11. I was nervous for her because she was so behind but shes doing great here is a pic of her at about 2 weeks old.
  3. kkowa

    kkowa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2012
    give him Alot of loveing care give him some more vitimins and minirals and keep him under the light, also maybe find some grubs or somthing to give to him. best of luck[​IMG]

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