I hatched his immediately following a hatch I ran for myself so I told him I had a bunch of roosters I'd trade him for some of his extra hens, I know it's completely backwards and I figured something wasn't right. He showed up to make the trade and his chickens were just like this they were barely bigger than a fully feathered chick and mine were full grown to the point they could have been butchered if you wanted.
His chicks were only 3 weeks or so behind mine. I asked him what he had been feeding them and he said cracked corn, claimed they wouldn't eat chicken food and they would eat the corn. Which is bs because I fed them chicks a little starter when I pulled them from the incubator before he picked them up. They were severely stunted from a crack corn diet and he let them range but there apparently isn't much around there for them.
His hens never did lay either, the ones I got back in trade I immediately put on a meat maker feed and low and behold half of them ended up being roosters after all but you couldn't tell it when they were stunted so badly. They did get up to normal size but I'm not sure if the couple hens lay or not
Edited by blucoondawg - 12/21/15 at 9:02pm