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Large size differential between two chicks of the same age.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AndreaGS, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. AndreaGS

    AndreaGS Songster

    Sep 12, 2008
    West Sacramento, CA
    We bought two chicks from the local feed store a couple weeks ago - one Ameraucana and one Australorp. The Australorp was always slightly smaller than the Ameraucana, but now, a couple weeks later, she doesn't seem to have grown much at all. I picked the biggest Ameraucana I could find, and now she's about twice the size of the Australorp. The Australorp appears to be feathering out a little faster than the Ameraucana, but the size differential is worrying to me.

    Do you think there's something wrong with her? Is there anything I should be doing?
  2. detali

    detali Songster

    May 9, 2009
    Nothing to worry about. My Americauna is much smaller than the other chickens. It's the breed.
  3. hallerlake

    hallerlake Songster

    May 30, 2010
    My ameracauna is also smaller than my other birds. It is worrisome that your austalorp is staying small.
  4. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    Could your Australorp be a bantam? They do come in bantam flavor [​IMG]
  5. AndreaGS

    AndreaGS Songster

    Sep 12, 2008
    West Sacramento, CA
    I don't think she's a bantam...she's not supposed to be, anyways. They had a ton of varieties, including bantams of all sorts, so it might be possible. But yeah, I know the australorps are supposed to be big. She's very very loud and is eating and drinking, so...I'm not sure what's going on here.

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