I acquired 3 chicks this weekend, supposedly vaccinated. One is not thriving. It’s not pasty-butt, but frankly, I can’t tell what it might be. The poor thing is listless, sleepy, and just lays there (it was up and walking when we first got it).
I only have one heat lamp, so my dilemma is, should I just off the poor thing, so the other two will not catch it? Or is it likely to have something that isn’t transmissable? I’ve got it separated in a plastic box within the heatlamp area right now, but the other chicks can (and do) jump in and out of that box. The sides aren’t high enough.
How many folks have had a sick chick that wound up making it?