One fat chick, is there something wrong with it? Help?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mdkrush, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. mdkrush

    mdkrush In the Brooder

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    One of the two RIR chicks I have seems really plump... Is it sick?

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Sure looks healthy to me.
     
  3. mdkrush

    mdkrush In the Brooder

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    The other one's body is half that ones size... They hatched same time, one week ago today. It looks oddly larger than the other chick...
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    I wouldn't be concerned. Kind of like how one baby will be born at 5.5#, and his brother will weigh in at 9# at birth. Perhaps there's a gender difference. Roosters tend to be a bit bigger. Enjoy your chickies!
     

  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    I wouldn't be concerned. Kind of like how one baby will be born at 5.5#, and his brother will weigh in at 9# at birth. Perhaps there's a gender difference. Roosters tend to be a bit bigger. Enjoy your chickies!
     
  6. mdkrush

    mdkrush In the Brooder

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    Okay, Thanks!!
     

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