I've got a small flock of seven 6-week old chicks. The most entertaining and forager supreme is the little Silver Laced Wyandotte. That chick must have come out the egg scratching and pecking. She's like a little bulldozer in my flower beds. I've got a question though that I'm curious about - since I got her from Meyer Hatchery she has always been the smallest by half of any of the other chicks (Black Australorp, Barred Rock, White Leghorn and Easter Egger). I had to go back and look at my shipping slip to make sure I hadn't accidentally order a bantam. Is she a runt or do SLW's mature more slowly? Could I have accidentally gotten a bantam by mistake among all the chicks shipped out? This photo was the best I could get. They never stop moving. This is Marcelline standing next to the smallest Barred Rock.