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Silkie Chick Acting... Different?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by druidgirl, May 11, 2016.

  1. druidgirl

    druidgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a silkie chick that is maybe 2 weeks at most. She (maybe)is very tiny, doesnt really mix in with the rest of the flock (one other silkie, a buff orpington, and 3 americauna). She still gets pasty butt, though I've tried the yogurt with chick crumble, and clean her two or three times a day. Her vent is different, too. It points straight down. She eats and drinks but just doesnt seem... Right. Any ideas?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Some chicks aren't form properly and can fail to thrive. Not much you can do except what you are doing. I have had some off silkie chicks before, some make it, others don't.
     
  3. druidgirl

    druidgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    It seems like she isn't growing. The littlest one is her, and one of the other black ones is a same age silkie from the same clutch. I think that's what its called.
     
  4. druidgirl

    druidgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh lord I don't know how to upload a picture. Suffice it to say that my other silkie has grown and she has not.
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sorry, she may never thrive, to upload a photo hit the mountain icon.
     
  6. druidgirl

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    Update- she didn't make it. My husband found her dead when I was on my way home from work. Poor little thing. :(
     
  7. DreamsInPink

    DreamsInPink Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm very sorry for your loss. :( That's always so hard.
     
  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sorry.
     
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