different growth rate of chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pipit, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. pipit

    pipit In the Brooder

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brooksville, FL
    I have some Buff Orpingtons, 2 Americaunas and 2Rhode Island Reds. I got them at the same time and at the same age, yet the Rhode Island Reds seem to be smaller than the otheres They are about 5 weeks old now. Is this normal? I thought RIRs were a heavy breed like the Orpingtons.[​IMG]
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    In general, RIRs are smaller than Orpingtons. There may be exceptions, but Orps are supposed to be very large hens and roos.
  3. peckhamchick

    peckhamchick In the Brooder

    Feb 16, 2007
    Hi "Pipit,"

    I'm raising a flock at the University of Rhode Island with some RI Reds and Aruconas among others, and these are my growth figures for the first few weeks; hope they help. [​IMG]

    Week 1
    Arucona: 75g
    RI Red: 63.5g

    Week 2
    Arucona: 140g
    RI Red: 141.5g

    Week 3
    Arucona: 220.5g
    RI Red: 216g


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