Skinny chicks. Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Nicole01, May 12, 2011.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Why are my chicks so skinny? Is it normal or do I have an internal infestation of worms or a parasite? I can feel their breastbone and rib cage. They eat like pigs and I feed 18% protein medicated starter, it's the only one thats offered in 50lbs. I've tried egg yolk, but they don't like it. I also give probios and ACV in their water. I don't give them any treats either. They run and fly around the brooder constantly.

    I'm stumped to why they are so thin. I also put polyvisol vitamins all last week, but quit that. My bantam got a little pasty butt from the vitamins. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I also use food grade DE on the bottom of the brooder to keep the odor down.
     

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