What Am I Doing Wrong?????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rodeoclown1189, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Rodeoclown1189

    Rodeoclown1189 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2009
    East TN
    these babies are 3 weeks old! i ordered them from welp hatchery and it seems as one is either a late bloomer or has health issues.... they are being fed a chick starter from TSC their water and food is changed daily as well as the sawdust in the brooder... any advice this is the first chick i have had to be with fluff and no feathers at 3 weeks!!!

    the boys together:
    the mature one:
    sickly or late bloomer:
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2009
  2. killer

    killer Chillin' With My Peeps

    i hatch out some blue bared rocks this year from halo and had one that looks like a bantam. The other 2 is just normal looking hens. So i don't know.
  3. Rodeoclown1189

    Rodeoclown1189 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2009
    East TN
    anyone else have any say so on this
  4. Laurieks

    Laurieks Where did the time go???

    Aug 14, 2009
    Sonoma County, CA
    I had one hatch in September that ran around with all the rest but stopped growing at 5 days and died at 8 or 10 days old.
    Years ago we had a normal appearing baby goat go into a sudden decline at 2 months of age; the vet said his heart was the size of a walnut (instead of an orange, I think) and was amazed he'd lived that long. I'm thinking the chick had a similar issue. I hope yours is just petite. Give 'her' lots of love and keep us posted. [​IMG]
  5. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    I have had Polish that did this too. I also, do not know why it happens.
  6. tulie13

    tulie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2009
    NW Florida
    I wouldn't say you are doing anything wrong - "runts" happen in nature. He's CUTE by the way!!! [​IMG]
  7. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    Some of them just fail to thrive. I think they just failed to develop their insides properly and their really isn't anything we can do. I have lost several that have failed to thrive. I just had a little Showgirl die last night. It was the same size as it was when it was born over a week ago.

    It's usually nothing that we have done wrong, it just happens. [​IMG]
  8. Rodeoclown1189

    Rodeoclown1189 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2009
    East TN
    i hope he lives hes my little brothers favorite but idk he eats and drinks fine acts like the rest just not developing as fast i hope he grows soon... thanks everyone for the responses
  9. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    Weird! We've got a goat kid born this spring who is the same way...she's half the size of the other kids born at the same time. The poor thing went and got herself pregnant too, so she will be delivering at 7 months old!

    I hope your little chicken does ok, it's sad to lose them.
  10. robbdebbie

    robbdebbie Professional Chicken Bather

    Jun 18, 2009
    Madisonville, LA
    I had a baby cochin that was VERY slow to develope. I thought he was going to pass away since he was not growing or maturing. She finally caught up at about 6 months, so there is hope. I did feed her a lot more boiled egg yolks in the begining. Good luck!

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