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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kdcole, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. kdcole

    kdcole New Egg

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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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  2. rebecky1305

    rebecky1305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be "runts" or could be your grain store mixed up banty chicks with the Buffs. Oh and by the way... [​IMG] Glad you could join us.
     
  3. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

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    [​IMG] from Indiana!!

    My first thought, and don't curse me, is that those 5 are hens....[​IMG]
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    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.......
     
  5. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] from south carolina. [​IMG]
     

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