Too Tiny Polish?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MeNMyGirls, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. MeNMyGirls

    MeNMyGirls Chirping

    Apr 6, 2010
    Hi - I'm a newbie with my first batch of chicks (from MPC - love them!) out in the coop now at about 9 weeks old. On impulse (hahahaha) I went and bought two more chicks from the feedstore about 3 weeks ago. The feedstore didn't know anything about them, so I'm going off what I learned on this website and my books. Sooo,

    My new Polish is tiny! I have a Polish in my older batch who is a standard, so even assuming this new one is a bantam, she's only the size of a parakeet at about 4 weeks old. She has full wing feathers and her top is sprouting, but she seems so small. Is this normal? Literally, the size of a parakeet. She perches on my 6 year olds finger.

  2. nanawendy

    nanawendy Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
    Impulse my eye... In my world it's called addiction. [​IMG] I don't know about polish BUT [​IMG]
  3. chiclet

    chiclet In the Brooder

    May 10, 2010
    MeNMyGirls, my bantams were about that big, too. Even full grown, they only look about the size of a big pigeon. I was amazed when i saw a photo of a bantam next to a regular chicken of the same breed. I only have bantams....

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