Update on "Chick foot growth"....and questions...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by festivefeet, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. festivefeet

    festivefeet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wanted to update and say that I think the vitamins are working with the chick foot growth that I posted a few days back. Thanks for the advice to supplement. I couldn't find anything with Biotin in it though...so I am using what I could find by Durvet.

    Wanted to ask about the chicks stunted growth. She is much smaller than the other Buff Oprington that I have...her eyes are much smaller as you can see in the above photo. Her feathers are growing in much slower and she weighs less. Should I be concerned about this? Do you think she will turn out okay and lay eggs like the rest?

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    Thanks.
    Jessica
     
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  2. glowworm

    glowworm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wish I had more to say to help you...

    but she looks like she has a dwarf gene. Not just because she is smaller, but the leg length compared to body ratio and the other physical differences.


    There is a pic of a dwarf Marans at the bottom of this page, so you can get an idea of what I mean; http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGK/Marans/BRKMarans.html
     
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  3. chicklips

    chicklips Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am glad to hear that the vitaminsmins are working.
     
  4. festivefeet

    festivefeet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So if for some reason she is a dwarf, will that affect her? Will it hurt her? Will she still produce the same amount of eggs? Will the eggs be smaller?

    Thanks.
    Jessica
     

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