Rosie is really small

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pdxpoppadaddy, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. pdxpoppadaddy

    pdxpoppadaddy Hatching

    Mar 13, 2012
    Hi folks, I have my first ever set of chickies and love them! I got them 3/5/2012 and assume they were a few days to a week old at that time, so 'bout 5 weeks old now. Question is this: my Rhode Island Red (Rosie) is MUCH smaller than the other two in her brood. The largest is a Buff Rock followed by a Jersey Giant. Now, I expected Jaxyn (the Jersey girl) to be larger... cuz she's a giant, right? But I didn't expect Peanut (Buff) to be larger than the red. Is this normal? Here's a pic of the ladies and me.


  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Hello! What a great pic of y'all!

    That is totally OK, different breeds grow at different rates, so don't worry at all. They look really healthy, and looks to me like you're doing a great job!

    Aren't they so neat? Who woulda though a chicken could be so endearing?!

    So glad you're enjoying yours,
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member 8 Years

    May 11, 2010
    Just make sure the little gal can get to the dinner table. Sometimes those JGs can really be hogs.

    And I see one chick is considering a dental career.
  4. pdxpoppadaddy

    pdxpoppadaddy Hatching

    Mar 13, 2012
    Thanks! Yes, they are certainly much more interactive than I ever imagined. I guess I won't worry about Rosie, but I probably will spoil her. She's the first to hop up on my knee and eat mealies from my hand where the others would prefer to peck them from the ground.

    And yes.. Peanut is SO invasive! I'm not really sure what she was looking for in there. Maybe I had something in my teeth. HA!

    Thanks folks

  5. [​IMG] from Southern California!
  6. DroolBubbles

    DroolBubbles In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2012
    Well they look good regardless.
  7. pdxpoppadaddy

    pdxpoppadaddy Hatching

    Mar 13, 2012
    I finally took some pics of the girls by themselves and now I'm also starting to wonder if Rosie might actually be a Roger. Anyone?


  8. Debs55

    Debs55 Songster

    Hello! I actually just asked the same question about my reds and I was told they are pullets and Rosie looks very similar to my 10 reds. Here is a picture of mine so you can compare them yourself as well :) By the way mine are 6-7 weeks old and ignore the little roo behind her :)

  9. Megs501

    Megs501 Songster

    Mar 2, 2012
    Flint Hills KS
    My Coop
    Poppa daddy- what friendly chickies! Mine are just now a week old, but are still terrified of me. I've had them 5 days. Any tips on helping them become more friendly and enjoy being held? They seem so afraid of me. I have 6 rhode island red girlies.

    Love your pics, and Thanks!

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