Boy Brahmas are so small!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CA Bean, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. CA Bean

    CA Bean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Boy I just got some almost 3 week old light Brahmas which I am really stoked on but boy they are so much smaller than my other almost 3 week olds. I hear they are slow to mature but had no idea..they look like a couple day olds or 1 week olds.

    I thought they could be moved out with my other ones but they don't have as many feathers in as the others so I guess they will still stay in the house.[​IMG]

    (I just moved my others outside with a light in a small temp coop.)
     
  2. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Ohio
    Are you sure you got standards? could they be bantam light brahmas?
     
  3. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Just you wait... I've had them close to 20 pounds at 20 weeks... [​IMG]
     
  4. CA Bean

    CA Bean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh Jeez..didn't think of that...I got them at a feed store and they just said light Brahmas..??? I don't think they said bantam.

    Here is a pic of them. They were born on the 20th of Aug.
    Aren't they cute?

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  5. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Sorry but they don't look like Light Brahmas, maybe Buff?
    Do they have feathered feet?

    My Light Brahmas were white with some black markings.
     
  6. LoveMyPeeps

    LoveMyPeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    I wonder if they aren't Bantys! My farm store is vague at labeling their chicks, too, I've learned.

    p.s. they are adorable!!!
     
  7. CA Bean

    CA Bean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yes, they have the cute feathered feet.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Seemed to me that the Brahmas were smaller than I expected when I got my two girls, but they were definitely standards.
     
  9. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have buff and light brahmas and they seem to grow slower. I think I read that feather leg chickens grow slower than non feather legs. Mine were tiny, but at 13 weeks they're huge!!
    Sonja
     
  10. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    Mrs. AK-BB here...
    The hatchery light brahmas that I received this year looked just like that... they are no where close to the standard, but they are growing up to be beautiful birds. More black on them. My RIRxLB crosses are closer to the LB standard than the ones I got from the hatchery. [​IMG]
    They are beautiful babies...[​IMG]
     
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