Chick too small??? Pics. Speckled Sussex chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Nicole01, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I was wondering if my Maple is the right size. She seems so small to me. I don't remember the other girls being this small.

    Maple is a Speckled Sussex and a week old today. She is sleeping in the second photo.

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  2. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How tall are you?
     
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Before my neck surgery I was 5'10" and I'm now 5'8" and a half. I'm sitting on the kitchen floor with my babies. [​IMG]
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    The whole flock I chose her from were pretty much the same size.
     
  5. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok i think she is pretty small!!! thats okay she might be a hen!
     
  6. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there is such a thing as a bantam sussex, is it possible you could have gotten a banty?
     
  7. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't think so. The guy knew a lot about the chicks and personalities. It was clearly labeled speckled Sussex hens. They are sexed hens too, so a good chance it's a she.
     
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  8. FREEZE's CHICKENS

    FREEZE's CHICKENS Out Of The Brooder

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    Silkie lover has the right idea... hens are usually the smaller out of the bunch. that's not always the case though. i wouldnt be worried about a thing![​IMG]
     
  9. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay good. [​IMG]. I just noticed her wing feathers had doubled in size just in 2 short days. She must be growing! Hubby and I moved them into a bigger brooder late last night. Now she can get the heat while the others can get away from it. [​IMG]
     
  10. sunshineyarns

    sunshineyarns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If its any consolation, my SS was super tiny too --- she is now 3 weeks old and still the smallest, but doing a good job and playing catch-up [​IMG]
     

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