My Big Fat Chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jdoane, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. jdoane

    jdoane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have two English Orpington Chicks (3 weeks old). One is a porker. I think she thinks she is a meat bird. She is ROUND. She is heavier (rounder but shorter) than my Barred Rock and Gold Sex Link who are a few days older and way further along in development. I don't notice her eating more than the other chicks and she is quite active but I do notice she does things like lie down to eat (not always - just sometimes). Is this something I need to be concerned about - or can we just keep laughing?
     
  2. TOP KNOT

    TOP KNOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    keep laughing [​IMG]
     
  3. speedyfuzzball

    speedyfuzzball Out Of The Brooder

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    Pictures? :)
     
  4. jdoane

    jdoane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. So today was their 3 week birthday so I did new pictures and weights (really just started doing weights because of little Fatty here. Her real name is Bella but we have taken to calling the two English Orpington's - Fatty and the Peanut! She hasn't gained anymore weight in the last day and the others are catching up. She's still 8 ounces as compared to 7 with my two bigger birds!

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    Aerial Shot so you can see how much rounder she is. Hedwig on Left and Bella on right

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    They look the same size here but they really aren't! LOL. But I had to show you their faces.

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    Pretty Hedwig. She supposed to be a splash but she is looking pretty consistently light blue.

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    Big Fuzzy Bella! She almost always sits down for pictures. We were hoping she was going to be a Dark Blue but I'm thinking all black (although maybe still a chance of black up top and blue underneath)

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    Just for comparison. This is Jiji - Barred Rock. 2 days older than Bella and weighs less!!!
     
  5. speedyfuzzball

    speedyfuzzball Out Of The Brooder

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    Aww they're adorable!! Bella reminds me of my girl, Lucina, when she was a baby. She was always the biggest and still is xD
     

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