Is my chick a normal size?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chichi56788, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. chichi56788

    chichi56788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 2 week old frizzle/silkie mix chick. She is only about 2 and a half inches tall and 3 inches long. I took a picture of her next to my bantam silkie chick who is also 2 weeks old and she is so small. Is that normal? Both chicks are standing all the way up. I took the picture from above so it looks kind of weird.

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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    She is a tiny thing. I don't think it's anything to worry about though, as long as she is acting normal.......maybe the chick is a little runt. I would observe them, just to make sure the other larger chick is allowing the smaller one to eat and drink......
     
  3. chichi56788

    chichi56788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She seems to be getting along fine and her feathers are coming in normally. do you think she will be small forever, or will she be the size of a normal chicken?
     
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Is she eating and drinking OK? My smallest chick from a few batches ago turned into a GIANT rooster.
    Just watch to make sure she isn't getting pushed out of food and water and that she isn't being picked on.
     
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  5. chichi56788

    chichi56788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is funny, Gilly (the little chick) is the one pushing others out of the way and pecking on them. She is eating and drinking fine.
     
  6. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    I wouldn't really get concerned about it right now since she is holding her own against the others.
    Doesn't sound like Failure to Thrive since she seems to be doing OK other than the fact that she is dainty.
    She's really cute.
     
  7. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a lovely little chick.

    I have found the same as others, the tiny ones often make the biggest adults,

    Good Luck,

    sandie
     
  8. MMPoultryFarms

    MMPoultryFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Once i placed some 2 week old RiR chicks with my BA's and BSL's At first i was worried about them getting picked on till me and my kids noticed the RiR's would walk around with there chest's bowed out like little bulldogs and bully all the big 7 week old birds it was a sight that was to die for. [​IMG]
     
  9. can't get enough chicken

    can't get enough chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is nothing to be concerned about if she is eating drinking and acting fine.
     
  10. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Once i placed some 2 week old RiR chicks with my BA's and BSL's At first i was worried about them getting picked on till me and my kids noticed the RiR's would walk around with there chest's bowed out like little bulldogs and bully all the big 7 week old birds it was a sight that was to die for. [​IMG]

    Size is a relative thing, a lot of little birds make up for it in spunk and speed. You still need to keep an eye on them when they first meet up and for a while afterwards just in case.

    I have a rather large Jersey Giant that I'd trust with little ones before any of my production reds. I'd be likely to see little ones getting horse back rides on the Giant but the reds would make hamburger out of little ones.
     

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