Baby chicks growing too fast?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by OneCrazyCowgirl, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. OneCrazyCowgirl

    OneCrazyCowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello BYC. I recieved 17 chicks wednesday of last week. It's been about a week and they alright have their wing feathers in and are huge and already flapping their wings. They are 7 Speckled Sussex 2 RIR 2 BRs 1 Silkie 2 Silver Spangled Hamburgs. Are they growing too fast or is this normal?
     
  2. hotrodflash

    hotrodflash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They grow so fast at that age, they change daily. After a few weeks the obvious changes slow down and the weight and body size increases. That is what I am noticing with mine, my "Chicken Littles" are between 7-9 weeks old.
     
  3. OneCrazyCowgirl

    OneCrazyCowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok. I had some chickens, leghorns actually, and they didnt grow near as fast so I was wondering if something was up. Thanks
     
  4. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do grow fast!
     

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