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

  1. kdcole

    kdcole Hatching

    Jun 14, 2010
    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.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2010

  2. rebecky1305

    rebecky1305 Songster

    Aug 19, 2009
    Lansing, MI
    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??

    Dec 30, 2008
    Southwest Indiana
    [​IMG] from Indiana!!

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

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    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.......
  5. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Songster

    Mar 18, 2010
    South Carolina
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from south carolina. [​IMG]

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