Tiny chick? What's going on?

mama k

In the Brooder
5 Years
Feb 10, 2014
35
3
41
Hot, humid TX
We have 11 chicks that are about 2 weeks old. One of the Buff Orpingtons is just tiny, probably about half the size of the other BO that (supposedly?) hatched the same day. The bigger BO is getting tons of feathers, while the tiny one is all fluffy still. Also, the tiny one gets pasty butt pretty much every day. I have to clean it's little booty at least once a day. It seems otherwise fine though. Eats, drinks, seems feisty enough. We've had them for a week and a half. Thoughts?
 

jruhle

Songster
7 Years
Mar 16, 2012
175
14
101
I had a chick that never grew and stayed tiny for 3 weeks. She needed special care the first few days and then got weaker and died. I hope this is not the case and the bigger chicks will trample the liitle thing when they get bigger so you may have to separate it.
 
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