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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by henlady777, Apr 17, 2016.
this chick is not growing as fast as the others
I have to wake her up to eat some times ant ideas ?
Oh... This happened to me. My little guy was not growing/moving much, and he was picked on by the others. He died. From my experience, I'd say bring the bowl closer to him so he doesn't have to move, and if you have a vet, take him there. That's all I know. Good luck!
The other chicks never bother her
she gets up and acts ok but sleeps longer
and is much smaller for some reason
If she is acting normal eating, drinking, and moving around just smaller I would not worry to much. I have one right now doing the same and she is just fine. Pee Wee was the last to hatch. I do keep a close eye on her. She is now a week old and doing great. Just my opinion.
She seems ok
She might not be a she. She might be a HE. I have two purebred Buff O chicks from a recent broody hatch that have been small from day one. One looked to be a little slow on the uptake when it came to eating with the other chicks. 7 weeks later it's clear that they are both little cockerels Males always feather out slower then pullets so you will be able to take note of your chick's development in a few weeks and know for sure what you have.
I was thinking it might be a roo lol