In the Brooder
- May 13, 2020
So I got a few chicks from my local feed store 12 weeks ago. (I already had 4 three year old hens) All are doing great except for 1. About 3-4 weeks ago I noticed one was a little lethargic and looked to be getting bullied by the other 5 babies (all the same age and have been together since I got them) She is a Cream Legbar. I brought her and her “sister” back in the house, the others were outside in a small transitional coop before they are ready to go in with the big girls. Since I have brought them back in she has not grown, I see her eating here and there and drinks water. I check her her crop and there is always a little food in there. If I make her a mash of food and water she always eats more. If I give treats (apples, strawberries, cabbage, etc) she will always eat at least a little bit of it. I feel like she’s just eating enough so she doesn’t die. She is skin and bones. I have tried everything I can have I get her to eat more or get her nutrition and weight up... I feel like she is going to die every day. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. I really hope she doesn’t die but part of me also feels like in prolonging the inevitable by baiting her to eat extra.