Stunted Growth

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sunkissed, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. sunkissed

    sunkissed Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an Australorp that is now 1 month old and still looks like a chick. She seems healthy in every other way, fighting over food and putting on all her new feathers. The other chickens are nearly 3 times her size though. The breed itself is larger and so I am puzzled. She is no bigger than my palm. Any ideas?
     
  2. MeredithW

    MeredithW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she could just be a small chick . . . maybe a midget-chick! Just keep watching her and see if anything improves. It should be fine if she's acting normal!
     
  3. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Watch her carefully. A lot of serious chicken ailments are pasted on by the egg.
     
  4. sunkissed

    sunkissed Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. So far, she is just a runt. It does seem she is starting to get left behind by the others. She cannot keep up with them anymore.
     

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