She is smaller than others

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Toi-toi, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Toi-toi

    Toi-toi Songster

    May 12, 2010
    Central MA
    I have 6 SS (3weeks) and one is smaller than others.

    She wasn't smallest when I brought them home. All of them were same size.
    She is eating and drinking fine.
    When I give worms and other threats, she is the one get first and eat.
    Very active and seems fine, just small!

    Is that something I should worry about??
  2. NYCmadness

    NYCmadness Chirping

    Sep 2, 2009
    I have the same question?
    One of my chicks has most of the feathers compared to the others born from the same batch, but is much smaller than her peer. Otherwise she appears normal.
    Any suggestions?
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I've never had kids to make a comparison of growth rates in families, but I have also raised literally hundreds of puppies and kittens, and there are frequently babies who grow at different rates.

    Chickens are no different. Especially if they are of different breeds.... As long as the one growing more slowly is eating, pooping, drinking, and running around like the others, no worries. [​IMG]
  4. Oven Ready

    Oven Ready Songster

    May 9, 2010
    Here's a post with more micro-chicks

    Our's are all free range, and eat what they catch - no pellets or feed, sometimes table scraps, and there is often differences in rate of growth, feathering up etc. Not the same as the micro-chicks but more like the way some people grow up quick and some people grow up slow - they all get there in the end. Except for the micro-chicks maybe.
  5. Toi-toi

    Toi-toi Songster

    May 12, 2010
    Central MA
    So nothing to worry about her then??
    She is fine, just small.... She is so sweet.

    I'm wondering.
    Bantam is bantam, right?
    I mean
    Bantam daddy + bantam mommy = bantam chick.
    Not like
    Regular daddy + regular mommy = small sized chicken = bantam.

    Just I want to know what the "bantam" means.

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