Small Chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickchickeroo, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. chickchickeroo

    chickchickeroo Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some chicks that are one month old and I'm worried about them.
    My neighbor and I ordered chicks together, but I just saw hers and they are twice as big as mine. She is feeding medicated store bought chick starter, I am feeding them with this recipe:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/298666/homemade-chick-starter-updated
    I used this same homemade chick starter last year with my baby chicks and they grew fine into healthy happy chickens, so I'm wondering what's different this year. I'm wondering if hers are bigger than normal or if mine are smaller. Mine are super active and hers appear to be lazy. Mine have access to the outdoors, hers have been in a box in the house. Can anyone help me out?
    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    are yours bantams and hers are full size? chicks that have more space to run are leaner
     
  3. chickchickeroo

    chickchickeroo Out Of The Brooder

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    They are all full sized. Same breed, same age.
     
  4. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you are stuck in a box all day, all you can do is eat.
    If you get to hang out outside, you get to run around and find your own food, but not eat all day.
     

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