Slow to Mature - help with light brahmas

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CamarilloChica, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. CamarilloChica

    CamarilloChica Out Of The Brooder

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    Just looking for a bit of advice here. I have a new flock of 7. I have 3 Ameracaunas, 2 light brahmas, and 2 red stars. At this point they are 13 days old. The Ameracaunas and red stars are getting their wing feathers in and starting to test their wings, but the light brahmas are noticeably smaller than everyone else and quieter. When I did my research, I thought these two would be the biggest. Are light brahmas just slow to mature & grow, or is there a problem? Any advice would be helpful. Thank you!
     
  2. kcobbs

    kcobbs Out Of The Brooder

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    I have learned that Brahmas are slower to mature.
     
  3. Yes, brahmas tend to grow a lot but not their feathers :p pretty cute to find a chicken twice the size of your others that is nearly bald.
    I wouldn't worry. Brahmas take a bit. :)
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Brahmas end up bigger, but it takes them longer to get there. You want a good, slow foundation of bone growth to support all the weight they end up with!
     
  5. CamarilloChica

    CamarilloChica Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all!
     

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