bantam chick size

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jossanne, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I've never seen a new bantam chick before, and am getting day-old bantam cochins tomorrow or Friday, from Ideal. I'm imagining them about half the size of standard chicks. How big are they really? About how many inches tall?
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    When I hatch silkies I would guess they are about 3 inches tall, maybe a little more...... TINY TINY !!!!!! It's kind of funny to see somthing that small walk and be alive !!!
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Yeah, I would also say they're about 3 inches, probably less. They are about half the size of standards, and twice the size of my cortunix quail chicks.
  4. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Songster

    Mar 25, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    They are about the size of a quarter when they hatch to give you a rough estimate. They are so adorable !!!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  5. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Songster

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    They are about half the size of a standard in my experience. I have a 4 week old bantam in the brooder now with one week old standards and the standards are bigger than the bantam already!
  6. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Thanks all! I can hardly wait, they're gonna be so teeny and cute.

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