Help!!!!! Rhode Island Reds Still Small?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HappyClucker7, May 2, 2016.

  1. HappyClucker7

    HappyClucker7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! M RIRs are over a month old but they are much smaller than my other chickens.[​IMG] I have Australorps, Barred Rocks, and RIRs and the others are so much bigger. (Aren't Barred Rocks supposed to be a smaller breed? Because they are huge!) Is this a problem that they are smaller than the others even though they are the same age? They are all really sweet with each other so I am not worried that the others will bully my RIRs. I was just wondering if they need some supplements or something. Any suggestions?

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  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are sure their small and just not average size?
    Barred rocks are large.
     
  3. saraem

    saraem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our RIR is pretty identical in size to our Barred Rock and Buff Orpington of the same age (all 4 weeks). Could they be bantams (are there bantam RIRS? I know nothing about bantams except that they're small.)
     
  4. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are bantams of this breed usually with pea combs.And I belive are a more mahogoni color.
     
  5. HappyClucker7

    HappyClucker7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I"m pretty sure that they are not Bantams. They have regular combs, and where I got them, it said nothing about Bantams. I got them at a store called Agway. They sell all kinds of farm stuff and things for animals. Their pretty reliable and would tell you if they were selling RIR bantams.[​IMG]
     
  6. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mistakes happen.Pretty for sure I have a bantan rir he is supoose to be normal Turns out they have Pea conbs and regular combs.
     

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