Big-Chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Delta2 23, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

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    My New Hampshire Red chicks are nine weeks old, nearly ten, but they are still rather small. I mean, you see 10-week old chicks on the internet and they're practically chickens already. Ours have a few white patches on them and are only about 25cm in length from head to toe. Is it anything to worry about?[​IMG][​IMG]:|[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Some chicks grow much slower than others. As long as they are active and healthy and eating well i wouldn't worry over it. At 10 weeks most of my chicks still seem fairly small. Internet photos don't always show good size perspective.
     
  3. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i second what MP said,, i get all different chicks all the time, some grow fast,, some dont, and its colder now and that slows growing to, they use the "growing" energy to stay warm.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    She is in Aus - they are going into summer. [​IMG]
     
  5. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    well,,, well,,,,, maybe they feel bad for the birds over here hehe [​IMG]
     
  6. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

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    Thanks for the replies- I've noticed they don't seem to eat the chick food anymore unless they're starving - they prefer scraps or whatever they can find in the garden. I'll try newly bought pullet feed tonight and see if they like it.
     

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