Skinny Chicken???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by thebifman, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. thebifman

    thebifman Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know about how much a Black Astralorp should weigh when it is 7 weeks old? Mine seems to be very small, light and boney to the touch. In addition, she seems to have a lot of dark liquid poop. Otherwise seems active and looks healthy (eyes and colors are bright). Seems to eat enough and loves corn on the cob as a treat. The picture is from when she was 4 weeks old. Any thoughts? Thanks!

    Brian

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  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I would get a fecal float done. It sounds like she has a parasite since she's eating but not putting on weight.
     
  3. glorialuver123

    glorialuver123 Out Of The Brooder

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    our black australorp is 4 weeks now, but ours looks a little bigger than yours in the pic. i would say she has some sort of parasite.

    glorialuver123
     

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