Skinny Light Brahma Chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by R3M1X, Jul 22, 2019.

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  1. R3M1X

    R3M1X Chirping

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    My littlest chicks are 6 weeks old and one of my Light Brahmas is smaller than all the other chicks and she feels like she is all skin and bones. She still eats and drinks but she just pecks compared to the others who chomp at the food. She is the little one on the ground in the photos. I have been giving them at food since its it's been really hot recently. 20190722_101354.jpg 20190722_101335.jpg
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Wet feed spoils really quickly. Dry feed and cool water is best.
     
  3. R3M1X

    R3M1X Chirping

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    I feed them daily and clean the old food up. So no worries of spoilt food. They also eat it more readily than the dry food. But the wet food is only temporary while it is hot outside.
     
    chickens really likes this.
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    Brahmachicken240 Crossing the Road

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    How does her crop feel ?
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Wet feed can cause sour or impacted crops too.
     
  6. R3M1X

    R3M1X Chirping

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    Mm compared to the other chicks it feels the same just she is a lot smaller and hardly has any meat on her bones. I'll go back to dry food and see if there is any change. Out of my 30+ birds she is the only one so scrawny so I wonder if she is being bullied...
     

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