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Help!!!!! Rhode Island Reds Still Small?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hi! M RIRs are over a month old but they are much smaller than my other chickens.:jumpy I have Australorps, Barred Rocks, and RIRs and the others are so much bigger. (Aren't Barred Rocks supposed to be a smaller breed? Because they are huge!) Is this a problem that they are smaller than the others even though they are the same age? They are all really sweet with each other so I am not worried that the others will bully my RIRs. I was just wondering if they need some supplements or something. Any suggestions?

 

Thanks!:D

post #2 of 6
Are sure their small and just not average size?
Barred rocks are large.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #3 of 6
Our RIR is pretty identical in size to our Barred Rock and Buff Orpington of the same age (all 4 weeks). Could they be bantams (are there bantam RIRS? I know nothing about bantams except that they're small.)
post #4 of 6
There are bantams of this breed usually with pea combs.And I belive are a more mahogoni color.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

I"m pretty sure that they are not Bantams. They have regular combs, and where I got them, it said nothing about Bantams. I got them at a store called Agway. They sell all kinds of farm stuff and things for animals. Their pretty reliable and would tell you if they were selling RIR bantams.:cd

post #6 of 6
Mistakes happen.Pretty for sure I have a bantan rir he is supoose to be normal Turns out they have Pea conbs and regular combs.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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