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Runt, Roo, Bantam,sick or am I crazy?!

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I know there are a few threads on this already...but I would love your opinions. We purchased a mixed flock of day old chicks almost three weeks ago. Every breed has a pair and every pair is growing at a very similar rate...except for our Australorps. One is much more feathered out,larger and very noticeably had double lengthed tailfeathers. I know it is typical for chickens to grow at different rates but I am curious if something else is going on? The tiny guy seems happy and healthy albeit a bit scraggly. 

 

We are Newbies so I would love some thoughts from you seasoned chicken folks! 

 

 

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Different chicks will grow at different rates, and feather in at different rates; even if they have the same parents and are the same gender.

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Thank You. I had read that....I just wanted to double check since there wasn't such a drastic difference in any of the other birds :)

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