do frizzle sizzle cochins develop really slowly? (pics)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chick-habit, May 11, 2016.

  1. chick-habit

    chick-habit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    penny is growing much slower than the other chicks i brought home here she is on:

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    4/26 (the one on the left is much much bigger than her now)


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    5/11


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    for comparison here is the black one taken on 5/11 as well, she's about 3x as big.

    penny isolates herself a little from the others and isn't as active as they are. she seems much happier when i let her be outside, she's curious and scratches and finds bugs and pecks at greens. I've been trying to give her a little extra protein occasionally with crickets, meal worms and scrambled egg. she's on a medicated feed and the water has acv, probiotics and vitamins in it. she has access to grit and rocks in the soil in the yard. I'm not 100% sure how old she is, as of 5/11 we've had her for 23 days. is this normal development for a cochin?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Could be something wrong with it. Otherwise roosters will feather out a lot slower than the girls so maybe that's what you are seeing.
     
  3. chick-habit

    chick-habit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm definitely worried there is something wrong too. the breeder said the hen she came from is a small bird.... don't know if they makes a difference or not. i feel like her feathers are growing but her body isn't. [​IMG]
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    In the one photo it proportions look like they are off, but you never know, don't count them out until the end. Sometimes they rally and catch up.
     
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    chick-habit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] here is a recent picture of her. From runty freak to beautiful puff ball.
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Aww, she's so pretty, I haven't had a buff colored one. She really grew, very nice.
     

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