- Jun 14, 2015
I have a two and a half week old welsummer chick who is usually very active and curious. It has most of its wing feathers and a couple small tail feathers. She usually spends a lot of time out from under the heat and running around flapping her wings. I found her standing under the heat today. She's probably just cold, and when I picked her up, she perked up and was walking around with the other chicks. I haven't really watched them around this time of the day, so maybe she was preparing to go to sleep, a few of the other chicks were sleeping until I came over. She may just be cold, she isn't fully feathered. I lost two chicks a couple of weeks ago, and it began with them looking lethargic and standing under the heater, so I just want to make sure she's okay. Yesterday, she was eating and drinking and flapping around normally. I never noticed when she ate or drank today, but I wasn't watching them most of the day, so there is a good chance I could have missed it. Do you think she is sick? Thanks!