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My Peanut...runt or bantam?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Javamama, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Javamama

    Javamama Songster

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    Jun 6, 2008
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    I got this little one along with the others, I am sure it's a male, but he's so tiny! About half the size of the others. They are 8 day old brown leghorns. He doesn't seem to know he is small, though. Pushes his way right into whatever he wants. Eats like a piggy. All the others have wing feathers and his are just starting to come in. He loves to stand under the lamp and catch the rays. It's so funny.

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  2. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    I am not sure which he is but they are both so adorable. Congrats on the cute fuzzy butts. The pics. are great good job.[​IMG][​IMG]:weee:ya
     
  3. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I would bet its a runt. If it feathers in slower than the others, i would go with runt. I felt my bantams feather in fast. But i got a runt once and it was way behind until the last few weeks before laying. I remember because i worried the eggs would still be big and we would be in trouble. but it was ok and she is as big as she should be.
     
  4. LuannKeller

    LuannKeller Songster

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    My guess is runt and she'll likely be fine.
     

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