Chick Growing VERY Fast?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickenFanatic447, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. ChickenFanatic447

    ChickenFanatic447 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so I have three, three week old chicks (one Golden Laced Wyandotte, one Cuckoo Maran, and one Barred Plymouth Rock). They all grew up at around the same size and went through changes together, even welcoming the four other chicks when I got them in the brooder. But, recently the Wyandotte has been developing EXTREMELY fast. Her stomach and chest is almost fully feathered, as are her sides and wings, and she keeps trying to fly out of the box. The other chicks are merely just finishing feathering in on their wings! What should I do? I don't want to put Lucy in the coop alone when she gets big enough, but the other chicks are growing so slowly in comparison.

    Anyone have the same problem? Is it just a growth spurt? [​IMG]
     
  2. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    The larger chick will probably be at the top of the pecking order. Is the new chick older at all? Some breeds have growth spurts at different ages. They will work it all out!

    Nate
     
  3. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:could we see pics please!!! I just love pictures and it might help to see the differences?[​IMG]
     

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