runty silkie

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by herechicky, May 26, 2010.

  1. herechicky

    herechicky Out Of The Brooder

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    the white (perhaps buff) guy in the front is super runty.

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    cut to a few weeks later...he's about a 1/3 the size of his siblings. He's a feisty one though. love him or her, hopefully her.

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    so now i'm wondering what he'll look like when he's a 'big' chicken. any adult runt silkie pictures out there?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Have you tried taking him/her aside once or twice a day and offering a one-on-one feeding?
    I've dealt with a runt, LF brahma, and that did more to help her catch up than anything else.
     
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    herechicky Out Of The Brooder

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    hadn't even thought of that. i'll definitely give it a try. He's a pushy little fellow though so he get's right in there with the big guys to eat. is there anything besides starter that I can fortify his diet with?
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Some chopped hard boiled egg, but only in small amounts.
     

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