Smallest chick I've ever seen! ********PICS ON PAGE 2. POST #20******

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Skitz, May 15, 2009.

  1. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

    Nov 11, 2008
    I hatched 12 chicks 3 weeks ago and I've been noticing that I have a small one. He/she came from a small egg (a bantam one, but smaller). His/her mom is a bantam and the dad is too. But he/she is 3 weeks old and she/he is about 2 inches tall and 2.5 inches wide! I call her Xtra-Bantam. I had 2 bantam hens and 1 bantam rooster. So 1 chick hatched from the cochin bantam hen and the other one from an unknown bantam hen (that is the xtra-bantam mom) The cochin one looks like a real bantam. I hatched some standard too and those are huge! I compared their size so this is what I got:

    The cochin bantam is 3 sizes smaller than the standard one.

    The little bantam one is about 6 sizes smaller than the standard one.

    The cochin bantam is about 2-3 sizes bigger then the little one.

    That is the smallest chick I've ever had! I don't know if I should seperate the 2 bantam ones because they are real small and im scared that they might get killed by the standard ones. They all hatched the same day well the little one was the first one to hatch on day 19 and the rest 20-21. I will post pics later so y'all can see what im talking about. I will post some pics of the mom's too. The dad died but I have one pic when he was little. Y'all got to see this!
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  2. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Isn't the sizes amazing! I have to chuckle when I had 1 day old cornish x and that next day 2 standard Ameraucana chicks hatch and it was like what you are saying about your little ones!
    Its a miracle that Bantam sized eggs are able to hatch!!! Looking forward to some pictures if you have any!
  3. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

    Aug 5, 2008
    We had a Serama that hatched half the size of the others, she is growing normally but still half the size of the others, we call her a micro serama. You must post pics!! Something that a fellow BYC member told me is to watch to make sure they are eating properly and the other chicks aren't keeping her from food or water and to also make sure she is feathering normally. We didn't seperate ours and she is keeping up. Just make sure she is fairing well and not being smashed. She would be real lonely if she were to be seperated. I hope that helps! [​IMG]
  4. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    I wanna see pictures!! [​IMG]
  5. Backyard Farm

    Backyard Farm Certified Personal Chicken Attendant

    Apr 1, 2009

    sounds adorable!!
  6. California Ducken

    California Ducken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mee Too! I want to see pictures PLEASE!!!!!

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  7. gocrow77

    gocrow77 Crow's Nest

    May 13, 2009
    Central MO
    Me too, I wanna see pics too! I have to smile when I see my standard cochins next to my bantys, I can imagine that's what your bantys look like next to your mini, lol.
  8. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Waiting for the pictures! [​IMG]
  9. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

    Nov 11, 2008
    pics coming soon! Im almost done uploading
  10. okieroy

    okieroy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Bethany, Ok

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