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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by crawfordmama, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Songster

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    Our local feed store sold DH two EEs on 6/25, so they're now approximately 7 1/2 weeks old. On Monday a gentleman dropped off what are supposed to be 2 month old BSLs. My girls are half the size of the new pullets. Are my EEs lagging in development, or would a week and a half really make this much of a difference in size?

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  2. Mrs. Feathers

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    The BSL look the right size for their age. Could your EE`s be a bantie crosss?
     
  3. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Songster

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    The thought that they are banties ran through my mind, but I really wanted everyone's opinions. The feed store ordered them through a mail-order hatchery, so it's possible they clicked on the banties by accident.[​IMG]
     
  4. Mrs. Feathers

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    They are very pretty and look healthy. Maybe you could post a full body photo of both of them and someone with bantam experience could give you an opinion.
     
  5. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Songster

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    Thanks for your help! I'll post pics in the breed/gender forum.
     
  6. joeyg4583

    joeyg4583 Songster

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    My ees I got from the feedstore this year are really tiny too. I know they order from whelp. I don't know what the deal is.
     
  7. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    EE's are bred in bantam size as well as standard.
     

  8. Xanthro

    Xanthro In the Brooder

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    EE differ greatly in size. I have 4 that are the same exact age, and one is literally more that twice the size of the smallest. One is HUGE and one is TINY.
     
  9. crawfordmama

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    I'm starting to think that the guy I got BSLs from lied about their age just to get rid of them! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2010
  10. Mrs. Feathers

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    Your BSL look the right size and development for 2 months. I thnk it is more likely that your EE`s are a bantam cross.
     

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