Little Chickens?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cassandra, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Cassandra

    Cassandra Ranger Rick

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    When do chickens grow up? I have 4 pullets that are 4 months old. They are tiny and still in a "brooder" inside the big chicken run. My friend, Tab, got some at the same time as me and says hers look like they are grown.

    I wish I had pictures, but it has been thunderstormy for two days here. Here's a drawing:





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    (10 month hen) (3 month pullet) NOT TO SCALE

    LOL

    Are my chicks stunted? They are fully feathered with tiny combs. It's 3 ancona and one dominique. They are probably 1/3 the size of my grownies. It seems like the RIR (my hens) were bigger at 3 months.

    Cassandra
     
  2. kelly

    kelly Songster

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    My one RIR chick I hatched is 3 mos. old and almost as big as the grown hens.

    Kelly
     
  3. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    Is it possible that you got bantams?
     
  4. MS9325

    MS9325 Songster

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    you probably have bantams not standards and yes bantams are 1/3 of the size of regulars. But I love them.
     
  5. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Songster

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    At 4 months your chickens are teenagers and ready to live outside. They won't get too much bigger than they are right now.
     
  6. Cassandra

    Cassandra Ranger Rick

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    Oh, thanks for the great advice. They could be bantams! I will begin transitioning them this weekend. I will also try to take pix. They are sweet.

    Cassandra
     

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