how tall should 4 week old bantam chicks be?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chixie, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    I was wondering how tall 4 week old chicks be. they are bantams .
     
  2. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends onthe breed and sex. Every breeds "Bantam" version is different and the true bantams also are different. If you get into breed with differing gene expression for leg length you can have chicks of the same age and breed at very different heights.
     
  3. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Texas
    I have 7 weekers and there are birds flying around outside that are larger than they are [​IMG]

    I'd say some are as "tall" as a coke can? Teeny little things! But ours that are full grown aren't much bigger. Maybe 6-8" tall depending on the breed?
     
  4. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    thank you ... I was just wondering. they are starting to fly in there cage... they are still really small.
     

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