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I have one Egyptian Fayoumi that I bought late last summer to be company for a little EE cockerel someone had dumped in my yard.  She was a well started pullet when I got her and hasn't changed much in size since then.  I also have a Golden Campine that my daughter bought as company for another lone chick hatched here.  The Egyptian and Campine resemble each other quite a bit and are definitely little, but I don't have enough experience with either breed to know what's out of the ordinary in terms of size.  There are runts in every species, right?  Your chick may be predisposed to dinky-ness and otherwise perfectly healthy, though optimizing her nutrition and keeping a watchful eye makes good sense.  

 

So sorry about your losses :(

Wife, mom and grandma.  Animal kids include 5 PMU Quarter Horses, 10 Nigerian Dwarf goats, 10 geese, 50-something chickens, 3 dogs, 7 cats, 2 rabbits, and a pot-bellied pig.
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Wife, mom and grandma.  Animal kids include 5 PMU Quarter Horses, 10 Nigerian Dwarf goats, 10 geese, 50-something chickens, 3 dogs, 7 cats, 2 rabbits, and a pot-bellied pig.
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I have one Egyptian Fayoumi that I bought late last summer to be company for a little EE cockerel someone had dumped in my yard.  She was a well started pullet when I got her and hasn't changed much in size since then.  I also have a Golden Campine that my daughter bought as company for another lone chick hatched here.  The Egyptian and Campine resemble each other quite a bit and are definitely little, but I don't have enough experience with either breed to know what's out of the ordinary in terms of size.  There are runts in every species, right?  Your chick may be predisposed to dinky-ness and otherwise perfectly healthy, though optimizing her nutrition and keeping a watchful eye makes good sense.

 

So sorry about your losses :(

Alex is teeny tiny, so I was expecting Fayoumis to be a small breed as well. :) Good news, Minnie is growing! Thanks, everyone, for the great advice and encouragement! I can tell already that she's got an unusual personality for her breed, being opposite her Fayoumi sister, Iris.

 

~Alex

Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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That is great news!
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That is great news!

I can't help but agree! :D

 

~Alex

Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Thought I'd chime in.  We got this one from Meyer about 7 weeks ago.  She never seemed quite right.  I know, I know.  Cull.  Couldn't do it and now we're doing physical therapy.  Actually took her to the vet after 5 weeks and they made 2 knee incisions to drain her knee.  Her knees and feet seem to be the problem.  Therefore no balance.  So we'll see how little Nile does.  Named her Nile since she's Egyptian and that was my Grandma's middle name.  ;)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y89pK5wYV-c

 

Jason

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I hope Nile does well! She is precious! ♡♡
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I hope Nile does well! She is precious! ♡♡

She gave it a good go for 47 days but she just wasn't strong enough to make it.  We'll miss our baby.  :(

 

Jason

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I'm sooooooooo sorry, Jason! Loss always breaks my heart whether it's mine or not. :hit:hugs I pray that you'll heal from that sadness soon.

 

Since I'm back on my thread, I might as well give an update! Minnie is now a healthy, happy 11-week-old pullet who has caught up in size with Iris. :)

~Alex

Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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I'm sooooooooo sorry, Jason! Loss always breaks my heart whether it's mine or not. :hit:hugs I pray that you'll heal from that sadness soon.

 

Since I'm back on my thread, I might as well give an update! Minnie is now a healthy, happy 11-week-old pullet who has caught up in size with Iris. :)

~Alex

Thanks a lot.  We really never got our hopes up.  She was a little sweetie though.  Minnie is beautiful!!  Congrats.

 

Jason

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