Dwarf Chick???? *Pics*

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HidingInTheHenHouse, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a BCM chick that is much, much smaller than its hatch mates, and doesn't seem to be growing or feathering out hardly at all. I've included pictures of a normal sized hatch mate for comparison.

    Has anyone ever seen anything like this? Is it a Dwarf or some growth hormone definciency?

    Normal Size Chick, same hatch
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    "Dwarf" Chick
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    "Dwarf" Chick, showing baldness
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    Together
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    They are only about 3 inches apart in this shot.
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    So anyone have a clue?
     
  2. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
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  3. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else seen this before? Will the chick eventually catch up? Should I make sure I don't breed him/her?
     
  4. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Happend to me too before. THis is dum-dum my little cochin-oegb. THis is him with a cochin from the same hatch. He had also parts of his skull missing.He looked a bad imitation of a ostrich with feathers missing. Eventually he feathered out and actully started looking good. Even moved outside, but then at five or so month old i found him dead in the yard.

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    He looked even worse at some point.
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  5. juliachick

    juliachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't answer why but I also have one in my batch of 8 wk barred rocks. She is a bit bigger than my 4 wk old mixed barreds but a lot smaller than her "hatch mates". She is perfectly healthy and seems to get along with everyone. She is fully feathered now also. I wondered if the hatchery could've somehow gotten a bantam in with the regular ones...doubt it but just a thought.

    Jen
     
  6. laurenlulu

    laurenlulu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one too- same situation.. I posted on another thread about him. He seems healthy- its so weird! Mine are already bantams, so I know that he isn't just a bantam chick.
     
  7. ilovechickens

    ilovechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a picture of my Cuckoo Maran Chicks, they are 2 weeks old, look at the difference:
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    Can you see the one underneath the other one, they are playing hide -n-seek
     
  8. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    I think I may have hatched a dwarf to... I hatched out several of a BYCers standard eggs and the little one was the last to hatch. It's smaller than my bantam babies lol.
     
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I hatched one that came out of a small egg we didn't think would hatch and it was just a little over one inch tall. It's at it's new home and totall;y caught up with the others!!!!
     
  10. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Look at it's feet. Do they look normal or do they look dwarfed? I have a dwarf Barred Rock, he has really short legs and when you look at it's feet, it's toes are small and stubby, like a small person's fingers look.


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    Midgie's Hatchmate
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