Raising poultry

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Days poultry, May 19, 2016.

  1. Days poultry

    Days poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi can anyone help me my one hen sat on four eggs all four hatched five mouths later three of them are as big as mom but the one is so small its like she hasnt grown if you can help please :/
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Is your small one a different breed to the others. How old are they are now? Does she eat, drink and normal? She may just be a runty chicken this can sometimes happen.
    If you could post a pic and a few more details that would be fantastic.

    Good luck hope to hear back from you soon. Enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Photos would help - maybe her father was a bantam breed. Do you have any bantam roosters in your flock?
     
  5. Days poultry

    Days poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Her mom is a english game cross silkie dad is a pekin i keep large and bantam breed as you can see she is so small her crop is always full
     
  6. Days poultry

    Days poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh and i come from South Africa :)
     
  7. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Very cute, I would say she has just taken after the Pekin and is small. She looks healthy enough to me :D
     
  8. Days poultry

    Days poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanxs i am too scared to put her in with the flock because she might get hurt thought could keep her with her brother
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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