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6 week old bantam chicks - what size is normal?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cluky, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Cluky

    Cluky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I have 6 week old bantam chicks. They are feathered in for the most part, fuzz unded their wings. Also some of them are larger then others. So quesiton is what size is normal? Is not fully feathered normal? HELP?
     
  2. FarmGirlLC

    FarmGirlLC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some get feathers fast and others slow, same with size the grow at differnt rates, like people do.
     
  3. Cluky

    Cluky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So i can see that already with all of them (all 5 are different breeds so it shows) Question is, what are signs that they are growing ok, vs they are getting by? I mean I have provided them with everything a chickie needs, water, food, warmth...space. But let's face it this is my first flock and they can't talk [​IMG]
     
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  4. FarmGirlLC

    FarmGirlLC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well what breeds do yo have?
     
  5. Cluky

    Cluky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All bantams:
    1 - mille fleur d'uccle
    1 - buff brahma
    1 - easter egger
    1 - welsummer
    1 - belgian quail antwerp
     
  6. FarmGirlLC

    FarmGirlLC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The welsummer I have no clue about I haven't been around them but I do know that your buff brahma will be bigger than the rest do to it being a larger bantam breed. There are forums I believe for each of the breeds look at them and compare to your chicks.
     

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