- Jun 4, 2012
I have been hatching out rhode island reds from my 7 birds for the last montth and two weeks ago we had 29 beautys pop out healthy and happy but a few days in we noticed one of the birds wasn't growing. A few weeks later and she is still the size of a newly hatched chick with feathers . Infact we keep her with the new hatchers to teach them where the food and water is to keep her giant siblings from smashing her. Anyone seen this before. She is healthy and spunky and feathering out but looks so tiny you can only tell the difference between her and the day olders by her feathers ... its kind of funny and sad at the same time. Will she actually live . We are going to keep her seperate but was looking for others experience.