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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

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    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

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

    hallerlake Songster

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

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

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    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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