8 week old chicks...seem thin

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kybeagle, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. kybeagle

    kybeagle Songster

    Feb 24, 2010
    My chicks seem to all be doing well and feeling good, but their breast bone is very sharp (just seems as there is no meat on them). They are not meat birds, I got them for egglaying but I just wondered if they are normally this way. This is my first batch of chicks so I am not sure what to expect. They have Purina starter & grower and water in front of them all the time. Any info is appreciated!
  2. Pardee_Boy

    Pardee_Boy In the Brooder

    May 3, 2010
    Blissfield MI
    Unless they seem to be extremely underweight and or are not eating I'm sure they are fine. My chicks felt boney for a long time. Matter of fact the still seem like theres nothing to them but feathers and bones.

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