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  1. cedarstump

    cedarstump New Egg

    Aug 25, 2010

    I have two buff orpington hens that are the same age, they are about 30 weeks old. Up until now they have been the same size. Today I had to pick both of them up and noticed that one was a lot lighter than the other. Is this an indication that something is wrong with the lighter hen?

  2. roosters4sale

    roosters4sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Hi. It may be that one is just going to be larger than the other. But, if you think one is losing weight check for worms ( they really drain the chicken to nothing) or it could be a cold. In that case check for nasal discharge or peculiar breathing. I'm rooting for you.
  3. DaniLovesChickens

    DaniLovesChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2010
    Hi! [​IMG]

    Check to see if the hens crops are the same. They should be full at night and empty in the morning. If this isn't the case, then there could be a problem.

    Watch to see if they are both eating and drinking the same. Also watch their poop.

    I wouldn't worry too much right now though.

    Let me know any other info/ any other differences in the two hens.

    Good luck!

    I have Buffs too and I absolutely adore them!!! There is a size difference in the 3 of the same age.

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