One of my Silkie Chicks is 1/2 the size of others but acting fine?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Coopnana, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Coopnana

    Coopnana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think it will have health problems in future?
     
  2. Coopnana

    Coopnana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops meant this picture....
     
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    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you referring to the large chick? As long as chick is eating/drinking and pooping normal,do not worry.
     
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  4. Coopnana

    Coopnana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually the referring to the little one....the others are as big as the one that looks larger in this picture. All were born at the same time. The little one started out w/ a pasty butt for a bit..but that seems to be resolved. Wing feathers are coming in. It's running around, not acting lethargic, eating and drinking. They are 3 weeks old now.
     
  5. SlipsWife

    SlipsWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I personally think if its 3 weeks old and acting fine it should be ok. We had runts last year and they all caught up each other at some point, I wish I knew when. One day they were smaller, the next they seemed to be the same size. Of course, it might always stay on the smaller side! [​IMG]
     
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

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    Ditto. My runts always seem to catch up at some point or another. Some of my Silkie eggs are quite a bit smaller than others, and tiny chicks hatch from them. They stay smaller for a while, but usually by the time everyone is looking grown up I can't tell who was smaller.
     
  7. Coopnana

    Coopnana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both....and I didn't think of the egg size...I bet there were some that were smaller :jumpy
     
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