Fast grower or slow grower?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by GimmeCake, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. GimmeCake

    GimmeCake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both of these birds are 10 week old Barred Plymouth Rocks. I was wondering if one is a fast growing bird or is one just a slow growing bird. I don't think that they should look this different, so I'm assuming one is either growing really fast or really slow. Thanks in advanced!
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Chickens do not mature at the same rate. Neither do boys and girls. I remember Jr High School.
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all won't be the same size either.

    Chris
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The top one will probably lay first, but honestly that's a pretty minimal difference. They're both well within the range of normal development. Just like humans, they go at their own rate.
     

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