Recently I picked up 2 Ayam Cemani chicks at a chicken swap. They were supposedly a few days old, but while one looked it, the other resembled a fuzzy ping pong ball with sticks for legs. It was just too tiny. I brought it home anyway (sucker for the tiny and broken things) and set about the battle of keeping this tiny speck of a chicken alive, in spite of its best efforts to die. The first week was rough. Pasty butt every other day, didn't grow at all the first week, slept standing up to be as close to the heat source as possible, but Bon-bon was always plucky and energetic and after that 1st week I noticed that ever so imperceptibly he had grown and Finally!!! had some feathers starting. Its brother (I'm assuming, never has a chick acted more like a tiny roo than this one) was so much more developed, but I started to have hope. I have started giving it nutri-dench in water once a day, it's finally started sleeping laying down, and just today jumped on top of the brooder whereas the others have been since a few days old. I finally allowed myself to take pictures of Bon-bon today, as I'm beginning to feel hopeful. My question is, is there anything else I can do, beyond steady temperatures, daily cleaning of brooder/vent, and nutri drench, to help this little fluff butt make it?
Big brother Raven: