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Chickens not growing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sofia12, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. sofia12

    sofia12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there,

    I have four chicks, two are 13 weeks (one hen, one rooster) and two are 10 weeks old (two hens).

    However, I have noticed that they are not really growing anymore, and they are very small.

    I have noticed that they don't seem to eat as much of their Growers pellets as their crumbs either. I give them porridge oats and vegetables in the afternoons, as well as their pellets.

    Any ideas? I'm just a bit concerned because the older hen is approaching P.O.L so want to ensure she is growing!

    Thanks
     
  2. groundpecker

    groundpecker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depending on the breed, it may seem that they are not growing. Some breeds take longer to mature than others.

    If you have a bantam breed, the first 2-3 months they will grow quick, the rest of the growning phase will be slow, ( like my silkies).

    My birds lay before they are fully mature, so if they do start laying they will probably grow a bit more.

    You can always check for parasites or diseases as a reason for slow growth.
     
  3. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The last 3 months seem like it takes forever, my chicks actually are 10 weeks younger then my pullets, and are huge !
     

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