In the Brooder
- Jul 25, 2014
Hi. 3 weeks ago we hatched our 3rd baby chick. We noticed when she was born she was about a 3rd of the size of the previous 2 chicks were when they were born. We didn't think much off it at the time until 2day when my partners mother who has lots of chickens popped round to see our latest arrival and said how shocked she was at how small she still was. We hadn't really paid much attention to this but after she said this i looked back at pictures of our last hatchling and by this time they were a lot bigger. One of our older chicks (now 16 weeks old) has the same mum as our new chick so we compared pictures and there is a lot of difference.our new chick still looks almost the same size as when she was born. Someone told me that they read somewhere that males grow slower at thus age (no idea if that's true?) So it may be that she is a boy? We are hoping not as if she is we wont be keeping her once she grows up as i don't think the neighbours will appreciate the crowing lol. Any advice will be a great help. I'll try and get a couple of pictures uploaded to show the difference in size.