Originally Posted by Silver Hill
Turned the chicks out of the room at the barn for some afternoon sun,bugs and grass for the first time today. These are BO, SS, BR, Araucana and Ameraucanas. There's 60 chicks out in this group.
This is supposed to be an ameraucana but looks nothing like any of the others. It's naked except where it has feathers, no tail, the largest feet and longer legs than chicks twice it's age, a long neck and a different color. It's so different it looks strange with the rest of the chicks.
Anyone raised one like this?
The one on the left is the same age
The Barred Rock and araucana are 3 weeks older
Holy giant chickens, Batman!!!
Look at the size of those shanks! That's a big bird. Very pretty, though. Reminds me of how one of my EEs looked when I brought her home, but she was likely(?) a week or 2 older than the others. She's now the largest of my hens. Almost as big as the smaller rooster. maybe bigger.
Not to sound like a negative Nancy, but watch her abdomen, JIC. My big EE's abdomen started growing real fast,too. Like water belly. Vet checked her out and she had a tumor on her oviduct that was causing her to grow at warp speed. It was the strangest thing, even though she was the coolest looking chicken I'd ever seen. I told her that when she grew up, maybe she could play for the Knicks!