5 week old barred rocks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BrianT, May 25, 2010.

  1. BrianT

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    I got 3 barred rocks at 4 weeks old. All healthy and eating and dust bathing and roosting and doing all sorts of chickeny things. One is growing at twice the rate of the others. Anyone know why? The others are growing but one has doubled it's size in a week and a half. What gives?
     
  2. Shannon's Chix

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    Hummm...maybe it's a male? I'm not sure but maybe someone else may have an idea??? [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickGirl6

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    Post pics of them and we can tell you.
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Yep pics please. [​IMG]
     
  5. BrianT

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    This one was marginally bigger than the other 2 when they came home with us. I don't have any good pics of them together.
     
  6. BrianT

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    maybe this will work. You can see how much bigger the one is than the other.

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    this one is the lone bird
     
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  7. BrianT

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    anybody?
     
  8. ChickGirl6

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    Looks pullet to me.
     
  9. HeatherLynn

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    I don't know but the coloring of the pic on the bottom is MUCH lighter than the ones on the top. That looks rooish to me. I am no expert but I am pretty dang good at picking out all roos.
     
  10. ryanhodapp

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    on the breed index, I saw a few nights ago pictures of male vs female. The female gets a black stripe down the front of the leg. YOu might want to look up the thread.
     

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