Gigantic baby chicken?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Eviebella, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. Eviebella

    Eviebella Hatching

    Aug 21, 2014
    South Carolina
    I got my first baby chicks from a hatchery two weeks ago. They all appeared to be about the same size when they arrived, but one of them has gotten enormous. It is literally 2.5 to 3 times bigger than any of the others--bigger feet, bigger head, everything--but it also looks "fat." It is supposed to be a California White and it looks like the other chicks, but huge. Any idea what's going on?
  2. mindwing

    mindwing Hatching

    Apr 25, 2013
    Sounds like the hatchery might have mixed up the chicks and given you a cornish cross by mistake. You might contact them and see if they will give you credit on your next order, as cornish crosses are usually cheaper than other varieties.

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