Ok I had one chick hatch from my last batch. I know the daddy is a maran mix. I have no clue what the mom might be. Possibilities are RIR, buff orp, or production red whatever that is. Someone told me he looked to be a wheaten maran. He looks just like my rir roo but with a bit more red to him and feathered feet. The chick is black with white cheeks and a white breast. Slate gray legs and feet except for the largest toe which is half gray and half yellow. So he is an interesting mutt chick.That covered breed. http://www.backyardch The chick is 2 weeks old. I purchased some buddies for it who were slightly larger than him. For such a HUGE daddy he is a pretty small chick. Well they are getting bigger and bigger and he seems to be growing very very slowly. He is super active, very vocal, is always eating and drinking. Maybe this is my imagination but I would have thought he would catch up at some point. They are in a brooder box, vitamin water every other day, plain water the other days. Chick starter/medicated. So how do you know if you have a failure to thrive chick. Is there anything I can do to encourage growth? More egg maybe? I have only given them egg yolk once so far.