Two Silver laced Wyandottes are extra small?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BlossomHill, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. BlossomHill

    BlossomHill New Egg

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    We got 15 baby chicks and one rooster at farm and home last week and I've noticed that two out of the three silver laced wyandottes are very small. I sit and watch them a good bit throughout the day and they eat, drink, sleep, poop just like the rest of them but they're about half the size of everyone else.

    Is there something else I should be looking for? Total newbie here. Could they be bantams? Or just slow to grow?
     
  2. nab58

    nab58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you post a picture of them so we could compare the little ones to the others?
     
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  3. BlossomHill

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  4. TheEggCollecter

    TheEggCollecter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Its hard to tell if they are bantam. Stunted growth?
     
  5. BlossomHill

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    I know that's not the best pic but that's the two littles with a buff Orpington and an easter egger.
     
  6. TheEggCollecter

    TheEggCollecter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Picture is okay.[​IMG] I just can't really tell at there age if they are bantam. Maybe someone else here can?
     
  7. TheEggCollecter

    TheEggCollecter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I mean if they are eating, drinking, and pooping fine then just play it by ear. If they get sick and things go south then i would take action then.
     
  8. BlossomHill

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    I'm going to keep watching. If it were just one I would think it was a runt or something. Or if it were all three I would just think maybe they don't grow as fast. But since it's 2/3 it throws me for a loop. They seem to be doing fine so far. They get up in the middle of everybody when eating and are content to cuddle or sleep alone. We shall see!
     

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