I have 10 chicks. They are all hens. But one of them is weak and is always sleeping under the food and doesn't eat like the others. What should I do? I would hate to see her die so soon... Please help!

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    You will have to intervene. Nature is red in tooth and claw, and the fittest survive. It is not at all unusual for the weakest member of a clutch or litter to be a "runt". Sorry about that.
    – Weather Vane
    Oct 22 '20 at 19:03
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    I appreciate your sympathy, Weather Vane. Thank you, lila too.
    – Gabbie
    Oct 22 '20 at 20:28
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    When you are in concern of the health of your chick, then you should see a vet. Do not wait for the guesses of "strangers from the internet" ;) If the chick is healthy and it is the behavior of the others you are concerned by, then this is the right place for this question :) Oct 25 '20 at 6:44
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    My chick (same one) looks stronger now and she is looking great and healthy. Thanks to all of you for your help.
    – Gabbie
    Oct 26 '20 at 15:47
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    Thank you lila, I saw that my other chicks were kind of pushing her around and stepping on her and she is weak and she can't get up as easily, and I saw it and I took her by herself and let her roam around the grass and eat bugs and shoots that were growing in my backyard, and she got stronger after only 2 days, and now is she with the other chicks, looking healthy and happy. :)
    – Gabbie
    Oct 27 '20 at 12:00

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