difference between regular and bantam chicks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pcubitt, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. pcubitt

    pcubitt Out Of The Brooder

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    I got some chicks from rural king and they were suppost to be barred rock pullets. They are getting their wing feathers and tail feathers. But they dont seem to be growing compaired to my other chicks. Is a barred rock a slow growing chick or could i have bantams? They are around two weeks old, give or take a day or two.

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  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Bantam chicks are very small, I would say they are just not growing. My bantam chicks don't get that big (your 1st pic of the chick in your hand) for at least a month, sometimes longer. [​IMG]

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  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 weeks.. one standard, one bantam...

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