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I had a chick who didn't grow, but now has a baby, is it genetic?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RookieBreeder, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. RookieBreeder

    RookieBreeder Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to the Chicken bisness, and about 8 months ago I bought 4 barred rock chicks at 4 weeks old from a hatchery, and they gave me a free chick, and I thought it wouldn't make it, but, she did. She had Runting Syndrom, I think, but she was extemly smaller than the others and slow to feathering. Kinkajou (the chick) is now a full grow Bared Rock hen with all her sisters, and has a chick. Now I am worried that the chick (Beyonce) has the same issue. All the other chicks (1 week, all same age) have the normal wing feathers. Except Beyonce. I am worried that she might have the same issue. Please help me:)
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Runts can pass this trait to their chicks.. just go ahead and cull her, that is if you don´t mind having Runts or you don´t expect to make money of them(for meat)
     
  3. RookieBreeder

    RookieBreeder Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so they can pass down traits? Ill just keep her and see what happens. It would be nearly imposible to separate of Kinkajou, considering i have 5 other bared hens and they all look excatly the same as the others. If I find out which one is Kinkajou Ill put her in my silkie pen.
     

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