Speckled Sussex

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sarajo1028, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. sarajo1028

    sarajo1028 New Egg

    Mar 21, 2017
    Hello everyone! I am new to chickens and had a question about one of mine. I have 5 chicks total all around 1 week old. My Australorp's and Wyandotte's are growing quickly and I keep seeing some feathers come in. My speckled Sussex is much smaller and I haven't noticed much growth since I got her on Saturday when the other chicks seemed to grow overnight! She falls asleep at the drop of a hat while standing and kind of falling forward on her face. When I hold her, she also instantly falls asleep while the other chicks are pretty curious. She seems to drink and eat fine and has never had a plugged bottom. I just wanted to make sure she was doing ok and thrives like the other chicks do. Any advice is greatly appreciated!! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2017
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under sarajo1028 [​IMG] Welcome!

    She is adorable! I hope that she OK.

    I also hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - I'm sure the peeps on the link given by redsoxs will be able to help out.

    Good luck
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Maybe she would do better kept with the smaller chicks- the fast growing chicks may run them over or push them around and really exhaust them.
  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I hope she's ok, best wishes to you!

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