One chick very small - normal?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RachelJoy, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. RachelJoy

    RachelJoy Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 15, 2009
    I have 5 chicks, 5 1/2 weeks old.

    The 2 Ameraucanas, 1 Speckled Sussex, and 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte are all about the same size.

    The 1 White Leghorn is only about half as big.

    They all seem to eat well, are active and happy. This is my first time as a chick mom, so I don't know if the different breeds just grow differently, but based on the expected adult weights I'm surprised that the Leghorn is so small.

    Any cause for concern? Perhaps she's just petite?

    Thanks for any opinions.

  2. Mandalina

    Mandalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    give her time and she will probably catch up:)
  3. serinat

    serinat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2009
    i have 26 straight run buff orpingtons, and they are growing like weeds. i have one runt, however, who is about 1/3 the size of the rest. i have no idea why. he/she eats, drinks, sleeps, and poops, and is still alive, so i'm waiting to see what happens. this chick is seriously tiny.

    i think runts just happen. sometimes they make it, sometimes they don't.

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