size of birds

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tuesdays chicks, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    ok I was just looking at someone elses post taking the bet on who is going to lay 1st. at 19.5 weeks. so heres the think my birds are about a week younger then those birds and mine look so small in comparison granted I have a campine and andalusian but also a light brahma the questions (1) do they grow really fast in the last final weeks up to 20. or (2) is it just a trick of the eye with the picture making those birds look bigger. my brahma does look like shes starting to grow bigger then the other 2 birds but not by much.
    thanks for any input
    erica
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I suppose there are lots of factors to growth.

    How much you've fed them... how much is available for them to eat on a regular basis... crowding....

    I look at Cyn's birds and they all seem like GIANTs compared to mine... could be that fresh GA mountain air... I don't know.

    It also depends on which breeder you got them from. There are so many factors.

    When they are ready, they'll lay, but not until....

    ...oh, and don't expect a growth spurt during week 19.
     
  3. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    thanks Mahonri , probably is most likely their breeding, they get plenty of food and water, i guess florida heat will produce smaller birds if you go by adaptation to environment, I'll be patient just wait my turn for eggs.
     
  4. chickenboy21

    chickenboy21 Songster

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    it could possible be what you are feeding them i personally keep my birds on a starter ration for almost a year... and same thing it depends the breeding line, if the parents were both smaller birds they will most likely produce small birds... you can switch your birds on to a starter for a while longer and they can still grow but they probably wont lay eggs for you until theyre on a laying ration... goodluck [​IMG]
     

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