Small Buff Orpington

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenscratch, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. chickenscratch

    chickenscratch In the Brooder

    Jun 18, 2007
    I have 4 hens-2 rhode island reds, 1 delaware and 1 buff orpington. They we're all the same size when I got them as 2 day old chicks and now 5 weeks later the buff is 60% of the size of the others. Shes ok, they're not picking on her or anything but I'm wondering if she will catch up. I heard buffs are large chickens but not this one. Any ideas?
  2. andischickenfarm

    andischickenfarm Songster

    Jun 19, 2007
    N.E. Oklahoma
    Hum... The only thing I can think of is that she might be a Bantam?. My uncle got me a bantam (Buffy) that looks just like a minature Buff Orpington. When she starts to lay you should be able to tell if she's a bantam or heavy breed. Keep us informed!


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