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Strange acting chick!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jsnarron, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. jsnarron

    jsnarron In the Brooder

    Jan 23, 2017
    Within the last week got a few chicks that were hatched by a friend. All of them are thriving except for one. This chick doesn't act sick. It eats and drinks and it's poop looks perfectly normal. However this bird keeps to itself and seems to have some slight tremors. It's also noticeable smaller, and less social that the others. It spends a lot of time on the corner of her coop. I've observed for hours and there isn't any bullying going on and no signs of injury. Any suggestions. Oh yeah. It's feathers are coming in at he same pace as the other chicks which seems to me to be a healthy sign as well. Any help

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Is it just a little bit cold and the tremors are shivering? You might ask in the Baby Chicks forum in the link below - they may have an idea: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks
    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!
  3. jsnarron

    jsnarron In the Brooder

    Jan 23, 2017
    I've had it inside for the last couple days with heat lamp and still shaking. Was also under a heat lamp in enclosed building since I brought them home
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Sometimes chicks just don't thrive and we lose them, hopefully that's not the case with yours. You could try some electrolytes in the waterer and see if that helps any. And maybe you'll get some more tips on the link redsoxs has given you.

    Good luck!
  5. christwodog

    christwodog Songster

    Jan 16, 2017
    I am not very experienced with chicks compared to most here at BYC, but I did have a "runt" in my batch. I just made sure she didn't get pushed out of the food lineup, sometimes I took her out to make sure she could eat without others around. I didn't have any trembling like you do with your chick, but I would just give her a little extra TLC when it comes to food access and keeping warm, etc. My "runt" is a normal sized healthy hen today, so don't give up on her!
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. :frow
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    I hope your little one is 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. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]

  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I wonder if that's like the trembling little toy breed dogs like Chihuahuas do. I always wonder if they are scared or cold. Sometimes a bird just does a lot better as a house chicken.[​IMG]You might want to check out "people with house chickens."

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