Very large chick??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bleu, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. bleu

    bleu In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2008
    Hi, Im new to this and am incubating some eggs for the first time in 25 years but couldnt wait so I got some chicks from the feed store. 2 RI reds, 2 Ply Barred rocks, and 2 California whites. They are all growing fine, but 1 of the Cal. Whites is just "giant". they were the same size when I brought them home. This chick has alot thicker legs, bigger feet, just overall big. Just wondering if chickens can suffer a sort of "Gigantism", I know it sounds wierd but I just wondered.[​IMG]
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    It could be a male and it could be a meat type birdie that got mixed in by accident. Were there any meat birds in the feed store?

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