Small Chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrchicken, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. mrchicken

    mrchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    My 4 chickens are 10 weeks old (they were all born on the same day) but one chicken is the size of a normal 4-5 week old chicken.
    I have one big chicken, a smaller one, an even smaller one, and finally the small one.
    Is this a sickness? Is there anything I can do about this?[​IMG]
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Are they all the same breed?
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello, I wouldn't say they were sick. Sometimes they do grow at different rates....And they will also get their feathers at different rates too sometimes. As long as they've got plenty of food and water, and they're acting fine, I wouldn't worry too much. Maybe you could feed them some chopped egg yolks for some estra protein. That might help!

    Sharon
     
  4. mrchicken

    mrchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. THEY ARE ALL THE SAME BREED!!!
     
  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The smaller chickens will probably catch up. I had one that was a runt but she caught up.
     
  6. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my experience, there is always a little peanut. They all grow at their own rate, but typically they eventually get to around the same size.

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    Last edited: Jul 6, 2011
  7. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Quote:Maybe the others aren't small - maybe your one chicken is an abnormally FAST grower...lol. jkidding [​IMG] As was said, as long as they are eating/drinking/behaving normally, I wouldn't worry...
     
  8. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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  9. kauffmann

    kauffmann Out Of The Brooder

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    my chicken is realy small and it is shivering is that normal it is a month old
     

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