Originally Posted by MobyQuail
btw, looking good Big!
Thanks!.. I'm going to weight them this weekend when I get a minute.. I'll post when I do.
Originally Posted by plecostrum
I get this. Most hatches. They usually die. Before they go outside.
But. After 2/3 month or so you wouldn't tell
I wasn't sure if I should cull them as weak. But I'm guessing they are just runts. Bullied to the back at food time lol so I let them be. Nature selects the weak for me
I find the texans are worse for this.
I've kept then back in the brooder for about 3 extra weeks.
Well, he seems healthy and my feeder allows plenty of room so he eats and gets plenty to drink as well.. Sometimes when I put treats in there he'll just run under the other's legs to get his.. It's pretty funny to watch... If he stays small, that's fine. I'll give him to my buddy's lil' girl for a pet... She'll love it.
I never thought about a runt sized bird but if he is strong enough to make it then I'll let him be. I found one of the others dead this morning. It looked weak last night and there are no signs of injury.. He kept his eyes closed when I picked him up and seemed to have labored breathing and generally weak. I put him back under the heat lamp.. Just one of those things, I guess..