Miniature Maran

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by ChickenMomma14, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. ChickenMomma14

    ChickenMomma14 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so I have a Cuckoo Maran, Picture shown, her name is Genevieve. Most people who meet her usually say something along the lines of "look how cute you chick is!". My reply is " She isn't a chick, she is 3 months old."
    Oh the reactions I get being she is only a little bigger than my hand and only 1.5 lbs.
    She started off as a normal chick until she was about 4 weeks old, when I noticed my laced Cochin was surpassing her on size and my Cochin was younger. At that point I realized she was a runt and her digestive system wasn't fully "formed or mature". She started to become really lethargic and skinny so I had to bring her inside and baby her along. I almost lost her or on multiple occasions because she couldn't keep weight, but then I noticed her body was finally keeping weight by itself and she had an incredible amount of personality. On Monday I decided she was healthy and stable enough to return to the coop with the big girls[​IMG]. She is so funny, she pushes the young hens around and is so bossy! Anyway she has been acting like a normal chicken and that she is the same size as everyone else. She has become more of a close pet than anything and I am happy to report she doing great and is as happy as can be.
     
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  2. ChickenMomma14

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    UPDATE: She gained another .6lb I am so excited she is started to gain weight and body mass
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Aww....just adorable! Some chicks are slow to grow and gain weight. I have found some of my slow growers continue to grow and gain weight unto their second year of life! Size isn't always a factor as to bossiness either. Some of my most bossy hens were tiny as chicks and pullets! [​IMG]

    Enjoy your cutie pie!! [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickenMomma14

    ChickenMomma14 Out Of The Brooder

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    My lil Genie is all grown up and caught up on her growth she is now 6 1/2monthes old and I can't wait for that first egg!!![​IMG]
     

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