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kdcole

Hatching
9 Years
Jun 14, 2010
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Hi folks,
My name is Ken. I live in Aroostook County , Maine. I'm retired and decided to grow a few chickens for the fun of it. I purchased 24 Buff Orpington chicks that were hatched in Ohio from a grain store. They are now one month old. While they always have plenty of food, water, and space, five of the chicks are one-half the size of the rest of the flock. They appear healthy and active like the rest of the chickens and developmentally appropriate except for size. Any information /explanation you can share with me as to
why five of my chicks are so small would be appreciated. I've been told that "Runts" sometimes become the best layers.
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rebecky1305

Songster
11 Years
Aug 19, 2009
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Lansing, MI
Could be "runts" or could be your grain store mixed up banty chicks with the Buffs. Oh and by the way...
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Glad you could join us.
 

chicmom

Dances with Chickens
10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
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Strasburg Ohio
Well, hello and WELCOME! I'm thinking maybe you've got a few bantam sized chicks there.......Buff Orps are so pretty and they have the softest feathers.......
 

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