My huge chick.....**pics** and questions??? New questions 4/4

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AN, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. AN

    AN Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 22, 2009
    Texas-South of DFW area
    Ok i am a new chick mommy, so when i went to TS, i will be honest i had no idea what i was getting. So anywhoo, i have one HUGE chick, i think everytime i look in on the chicks it has grown. Is it big because it is just a differant bread or is there something wrong with it? sometimes it sits at the feeder to eat and is a little clumzy. (i am guessing with its size it has to be a roo i mean just look at thoose
    top view from tonight (the chick right next to him and over in the corner were purchased 1 week later)
    one week ago

    I posted this last week to help me with gender and type...but this chick just looked normal last week

    Well i took hoss out of the brooder this am, and he is in a box of his own,(so i can moniter his food)
    my question is now does he have to live alone, because i can't keep putting him with the other chicks for his feeding time, because it will mess up the pecking this right or wrong?
    does that even make sense?
    Thanks Again
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2009
  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    hmmm well the black one looks like a barred rock, the red one looks like a rhode island red or a new hampshire red...those two cute light ones with two stripes on the backs look like my golden buffs as chicks and that white that may be a cornish aka meat bird. I am just not sure. Not sure about the white speckled one or the darker red one with the markings on his back.

    If it is a meat bird, they tend to be clumsy. They are normally butchering size at 6 - 8 weeks old.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2009
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    White chick = Cornish X meat bird. Congratulations, buen provecho.
  4. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    yes you have yourself a meat bird it will grow super fast eat alot of food and poop more then all your other chicks combined lol, i just picked one up yesterday, also be prepared as this chick wont last like other chickens do they are not meant to live long
  5. AN

    AN Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 22, 2009
    Texas-South of DFW area
    Quote:funny you say that because yesturday when i had the chicks out in their run, i told my hubby i swear all "hoss" does is eat and poop.
  6. ravencreek

    ravencreek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Benton TN
    It looks like it has a golf ball in its butt. Why is that?
  7. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

    May 16, 2008
    Nesconset, LI, NY
    Quote:Seriously, this bird is not meant to live long and will get too large to survive. You will have to process him/her. If you are up to it, okay, but I know I couldn't face doing it. And DH would be of no help in this situation.

    If you can't deal with it and don't have any help, I would take the chick back to TS before it gets any bigger and just give it to them, even if they refused to refund you. It will save you a lot of grief and trouble in a couple of months. I feel they should have informed you of what breed you were getting, especially since many people buy the chicks for pets and eggs only.

    Good luck with whatever you decide to do. Genie
  8. Chickenfortress

    Chickenfortress Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    TSC did the same thing to me. They told me they were white leghorns. I was told, on here, that you can give them a better life by resticting feed 12 hours a day. Throw him/her in another box for that time. That way it won't grow so large that it outgrows its bones ability to support it and dies. On the other hand, mine gave a ton of meat.
  9. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:Well I can't plame it all on TSC some times some kids pick up one chick look at it and put it back in the wrong brooder [​IMG]

  10. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

    Mar 11, 2009
    Northeast Louisiana
    I have 7 of those fromTSC that I am raising for my unlce. The first 2 I got for me not knowing what they were going to grow up to be. They all are nothing but eating and pooping machines!!!

    They are going to be for meat at my uncle's house. [​IMG]

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