Should I be concerned

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kbowman123, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. kbowman123

    kbowman123 Just Hatched

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    2 1/2 weeks ago I bought my first chickens at tcs-2 of them where white leghorn pullets, 4 Rhode Island Red and 2 barred rock. They were all them same size. I have gotten more since then The white leghorns grew faster than the others but everyone is growing so fast I figured the between the breed and they might have been a day or two older or something. Well the last few days one of the two leghorns has gotten much fatter than her sister ( maybe a third fatter) her poop is normal, no pouch in front of neck, but her feathers are scruffier than her sisters but otherwise nothing I noticed ( she is skittish compared to others but that could be the breed?)Should I be concerned or do I just have a little pig instead of a chicken? Anything I should watch? Read up on? Newbie here so any advice is welcome.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Maybe you could post a pic of the chick in question? My initial thought is that it could be a meat bird that got mixed up somewhere along the way with the leghorns - just a guess.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Picture of your "Leghorn"? TCS does have a bit of a reputation on this site for selling meat chicks as Leghorns or layers.
     
  4. kbowman123

    kbowman123 Just Hatched

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    The fatter one

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    Her sister

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    The two together
     
  5. kbowman123

    kbowman123 Just Hatched

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    Yay!! This is the first time it let me post pictures from my I phone!!!!!!
     
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    kbowman123 Just Hatched

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    2 weeks go at - I had them for 3 days at this picture
     
  7. Yaychicks

    Yaychicks Just Hatched

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    that... looks a lot like a broiler to me.
     
  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    It's a cockerel and does look like a broiler (bred for meat) to me. They typically are reared until around 8 weeks or so when they reach slaughter weight. They tend not to survive for any length of time, so please don't get attached to it.
     
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    kbowman123 Just Hatched

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  10. kbowman123

    kbowman123 Just Hatched

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    My brother wanted meat chickens do it will go to him
     

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