Sick or Just Slow?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BigDaddyCraig, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. BigDaddyCraig

    BigDaddyCraig Chirping

    Jun 9, 2013
    I received 6 BCM may 29thish that I was told were just hatched the day before, along with a mix of BCM, Blue Marans and one Splash that I was told were all a couple weeks old. 3 of the little ones have hardly grown at all and still look like baby chics. The other 3 are hard to tell apart from the other bigger ones. They are eating well and drinking. I switched the little ones back to medicated chic feed just to make sure they are getting everything they need. Is this typical, should I write them off or wait it out. Thanks for any advise.
  2. mattsinger

    mattsinger Songster

    Mar 9, 2013
    Davison, MI
    if they dont look / act sick...they could jsut be a bit slow growing. Give them time, I'm sure they will be fine.
  3. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster

    Jul 22, 2013
    If they are eating, drinking, and active I don't think you have anything to worry about. My chicken who is making a go for top hen right now is the smallest out of my flock.

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