Buff Orpington

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bird king, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. bird king

    bird king New Egg

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    I am new to raising chickens. I have 6 hens, 2 Rhode Island Reds, 2 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Buckeyes or so I think. All are healthy looking except for 2 of them. One of my Buffs is a runt compared to the rest of flock and has no sickles extending from rump. Is this a defect in her breeding? And will she lay eggs? She is about 24 weeks old or so I think.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I believe only males develop sickle feathers. Runts are usually sickly, is you bird ailing or just small?
     

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