My 15 week old birds have bigger waddles than my 19 week old birds

3chickchicks

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6 Years
Jun 25, 2013
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The only difference is the 15 week'ers (Wyandottes and definitely pullets) were strictly on feed until a week ago. The 19 week'ers (Dominique and Buff Brahma) have free ranged since they were 8 weeks old (with feed available).

Does feed make them develop much faster? Or maybe it's the difference in breeds? The younger birds are smaller. Just weird.
 
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themenagerie

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Jun 8, 2011
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If it makes a difference, my Wyandottes seem to have had more pronounced wattles at younger ages. It worried me that they were roos, but luckily they were just girls with redder/bigger than average waddles than the other breeds.
 

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