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Chicks growing slowly

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NicInNC, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. NicInNC

    NicInNC Songster

    Jun 23, 2008
    North Carolina
    We got our chicks from a friend that lives behind us. They're bantam hens that are now 9 weeks old.

    The strange thing is that ours that have been away from mama for 3-4 weeks are growing really well. The others that they still have are still with mama and are growing super slow. Ours are twice the size of their siblings.

    Could their slow growth be because they're still with their mama that still wants to sit on them? Our friend said that the chicks won't eat stuff unless they get approval from mama.
  2. simba49450

    simba49450 Songster

    May 23, 2008
    they will be fine, its the mammas way of teaching them at a slow pace its nothing to worry about, they do grow up fast so enjoy them while they are little and get lots of pics

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