My mother randomly purchased 5 birds from Tractor Supply for my brother (after I warned her not to until she did some research) well, I called and asked Tractor Supply what types of chickens they could have been. Options were 1. Meat bird 2. California White
I told her to keep an eye on them in case they were meat birds. I have never raised them but read that they grew huge quick and could suffer from deformities if they were left to grow which makes me sad that they would suffer. So she gave them to a guy down the road because she didn't want to deal. About a week ago he tells me that they started laying (they were probably around 6 weeks last week I think) and they are robin sized eggs...so I'm confused. What the hell kind of birds are these? They shouldn't be laying at 6 weeks!! And why robin sized? I'm so confused. I'll try to get a picture.