Still not growing

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by inilog, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. inilog

    inilog Out Of The Brooder

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    HELP!

    No matter how I feed them with High protein Pellets, they are not growing.

    Like this one, he is now 5 months old but looks like around 3 months.
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  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    What breeds of chickens do you have? Some are built smaller than others. Do they appear healthy otherwise?
     
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    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    He actually looks 5 months. A three month old bird wouldn't have the sex feathers (hackle and saddle) this guy does. I think you just have a small breed, with a good amount of game blood. They're never going to be big and hefty like a farm chicken.
     
  5. inilog

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    Nope, thats not a bantam either.
     
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    It was caged in some sort of a battery-like pen.
     
  7. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Do you know what breed they are?
     
  8. inilog

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    Its mother was an american game hen and I don't know who was his father but i'm sure that its not a bantam.
     
  9. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    American games are smaller birds in general, and by looking at the pics in your other post, it doesn't look like you have any chickens that are larger breeds.
     
  10. inilog

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    It is just half of the size of a regular american game.
     

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