Do varoius breeds grow at various rates?

tri-5-ron

Songster
11 Years
Feb 6, 2010
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When I bought my chicks last week, they were all 5 - 6 days old, and they were all pretty much the same size.
A Buff O, RIR, BPR, 2 Aracauna's, and a Australorps.

The Australorps was SLIGHTLY larger, but not by very much at all. I suspect that it may have been a few days, maybe a week older.
but today, it is almost TWICE the size of the other chicks!

I'm thinking that the crickets I gave them all yesterday, acted like STEROIDS on the Australorps ! LOL!

so do different breeds grow at different rates ???
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FlashPointFarm

Songster
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Very much so. It's fun to watch them grow at different rates, isn't it? When I raise my Cuckoo Marans with my other breeds, like Ameraucanas, the Marans tower over the others.
 

tri-5-ron

Songster
11 Years
Feb 6, 2010
301
5
179
Orange County
Thanks for the replies,
OK, so do Australorps generally grow quicker than the other breeds ?
or should I just assume that she is older than the rest of them ?

just curious here,
because if she continues to go at this rate, ...I'm figuring she will be Emu sized in about 2 months !
I may need to start looking for a saddle ! LOL!
 

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