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Bramahs chicks

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Hello all I'm new to the chicken world and I have a quick question. How big should a 1.5 week old bramah chick be? I purchased two from a breeder the other day and when they were brought to me they were smaller then my 4 day old Easter eggers. I know brahmas get to be a big bird but should they be so small. I figured since they get to be a decent size that the chicks should be a decent size too. Am I wrong?[IMG]
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Most of the larger breeds (Brahmas, Jersey Giants, etc) won't necessarily be huge as chicks.  You'll notice the size increase as they age, especially at full maturity - most of these breeds take significantly longer to reach their max maturity than your smaller fowl.

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Originally Posted by 0wen View Post

Most of the larger breeds (Brahmas, Jersey Giants, etc) won't necessarily be huge as chicks.  You'll notice the size increase as they age, especially at full maturity - most of these breeds take significantly longer to reach their max maturity than your smaller fowl.

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All my Brahma chicks were the same size as the other breeds I had with them in the same brooder. All my Brahmas also required two full years to reach their ultimate ponderous size.

 

I still have an eight year old Brahma hen from my very first batch of chicks.

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There are bantam brahmas too. Mine are standards, were normal size chicks, and have kept pace with the other breeds in terms of growth rate so far. They are currently 7 weeks old.
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