Silkie Chick Acting... Different?

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

  1. druidgirl

    druidgirl Out Of The Brooder

    18
    1
    27
    May 9, 2016
    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 Lots of Chickens Premium Member

    17,204
    5,105
    476
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    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

    18
    1
    27
    May 9, 2016
    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

    18
    1
    27
    May 9, 2016
    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 Lots of Chickens Premium Member

    17,204
    5,105
    476
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Sorry, she may never thrive, to upload a photo hit the mountain icon.
     
  6. druidgirl

    druidgirl Out Of The Brooder

    18
    1
    27
    May 9, 2016
    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 Lots of Chickens Premium Member

    17,204
    5,105
    476
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Sorry.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2016

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by