Hey all. I ordered some Buckeye chicks from IDEAL Poultry awhile ago and, despite my initial displeasure with IDEAL, I have been happily surprised at how well the chicks have turned out and therefore hope to buy from IDEAL in the future. However, I noticed that they were rather small when they arrived (I mean, smaller than the chicks I got at a local feed store that were under a week old) and they are still, at 2 months, slightly smaller than my 5-month old OEG bantam cockerel. I didn't order bantam buckeyes from IDEAL (they don't sell them anyway), so I'm slightly confused. I've never kept Buckeyes before and I don't know if their present growth rate is normal or not. To help, I've included fair estimates of their present sizes and weights for your consideration: Height (when fully erect): eight inches Girth at widest: 4.5 inches Weight: roughly less than the weight of a full 12 fl. oz. soda can Their appetites are very healthy and they appear to have no health problems. One of them, a cockerel, had a leg problem when he was younger (stiffness and paralysis in lower joints) but has fully recovered from this and walks just as normally as any chick. The pullet seems to be bigger than the cockerel, but she also has a good deal more feathering than he does, which is deceiving. I'd include pictures, but I'm a very inexperienced newbie and have no idea how to do it. If you all could give me some tips, I'd appreciate it and upload some pics of them. Also, if anyone could tell me the normal growth rates for Buckeyes (like whether or not mine seem to be growing normally) and also your experience with the size of IDEAL Hatchery's baby poultry on arrival, I would be obliged. Thanks, and God bless!