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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nuggets123, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. nuggets123

    nuggets123 New Egg

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    hi guys,
    just couldn't resist not making an account!!!.
    I do have one question for my 2 isa browns nugget and keno.
    I have noticed that keno is larger than nugget by a fair amount.
    they are 8.5weeks old and have been wormed and vaccinated.
    they have a controlled diet of which I over watch them doing.
    they are definitely females as at 8.5 weeks I can almost certainly tell.

    any help would help ;)
    cheers guys
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]There certainly can be size differences between them - one could be a slower grower etc. They may not even start laying at the same time. Just the same if you could post pictures - it would help us a lot.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Ditto the above. Some pics would help.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
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  5. Madgardener70

    Madgardener70 New Egg

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    I live in Australia and have 2 hens
    Rhode Island Red x Red New Hampshire
    they are both on veterinary medication at the moment for coccidotis.vet gave meds for worming and anti biotic.They have just had an outbreak of mites too which they have been treated for
    my chook [​IMG] Penny has been very ill looks like she is starting feel better and pulling through
    our daughters chook [​IMG] Ruby is fine but has been treated also.we are new chook owners since June this year
    Chook is Austraian word for chicken which we use
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] So glad you joined.

    As long as they are healthy then size difference, I think, is due primarily to genetics. My smallest BR and BO are also the more active and agile of the flock.
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Nuggets, lots of times chickens do grow at different rates. However make sure the smaller bird is getting her fair share. Not eating enough or being bullied away from the food will cause bird to grow slower.


    Madgardener, Good luck with your flock and I hope you can get all your health issues cleared up soon!

    Welcome to our flock!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Even birds within a breed can be different sizes. I wouldn't worry, as long as they both act normal.
     
  9. nuggets123

    nuggets123 New Egg

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    thanks guys! this is such a friendly forum!.
    i am in australia for anyone wondering.
    i will post pictures tomorrow as it is currently night time here.
    cheers
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    It is normal for chickens to vary in size, even within the same breed. As long as the size difference doesn't become huge, and they continue to act fine, I think your chicks will be okay.

    Good luck with them!
     

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