atched 15 chicks from my buff Orpington flock on Saturday, Feb 20th. One needed a rescue because I shrink wrapped him accidentally when my hygrometer started falsely reading 95% and I tried to get rid of some of the not-actually-high humidity (Lesson learned). The chick I saved was the last to be hatched and he seemed weak from the struggle so I kept him seperate in the brooder while he gained his strength. At two days I moved him in with the others and realized that he was TINY. Only about 2/3 or so the size of the others. Even his wings are teeny tiny, half the size of his siblings. We just had six more hatch yesterday and this morning and once they were all out and fluffy I moved them in with the others and realized even the newly hatched chicks are larger than this now 6 day old chick. He seems healthy and active, holds his own with the others perfectly fine, in fact is a little bullish. The only difference is he's miniature and he peeps the loudest and most (so I named him Chicken Little). Someone asked me if its a bantam, but that's not how it works right? He came from full size orpingtons and a regular sized egg. Can chickens have dwarfism? I read about dwarfism in broilers but read it's not apparant immediately, only after a few weeks. Is he a runt? What's his deal? He's cuter than a bug's ear though. Hatch mates' wings. Chicken Little's wing. Him and his hatch mates. Same age hatch mates. Six day old Chicken Little at top and three hour old chick at the bottom.