small and slow to feather

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by init4eggs, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. init4eggs

    init4eggs Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 4, 2009
    sf bay
    I have one chick(6 wks old) that did not feather out like it's siblings. It has a few feathers and the fluff seems to be growing longer. It is a lot smaller than the rest as well, but I see it eating and drinking.

    Has anyone seen this before?

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  2. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    huh. Its interesting isn't it. By any chance did you have a bought of Cocci? Last year we had one that was a whole bird smaller, less feathers (really sickly- not like yours) and after a while she gained up with the others. Lets hope your little one does too!
     
  3. init4eggs

    init4eggs Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first batch of chicks so it could been sick and I had not noticed. It does not seem sick and I see it muscles in to get food so I was just think a slow grower. The fuzz growing longer seemed odd which got me wondering.
     
  4. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    CALIFORNIA
    They are beautiful birds.
    It sounds like she's just a runt. Make sure she gets enough food and the others don't push her out of the way. My runt turned into the Queen Chicken.
     

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