What kind of chick grows faster?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by okie2, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. okie2

    okie2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have RIR,barred roc and white I'm not sure what kind
    But the white ones are growing 2 times as fast as the other two are.
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Could be...... just could be that the "white" birds that are growing so fast are meat birds, ie CornishRockX.

    Pictures would show us for sure.
     
  3. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup... sounds like meat birds.
     
  4. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might have Light Brahmas. My light Brahmas out grew the EE, RIR,BA chicks of the same age, and at 2 months they are as big, maybe bigger, than my grown Brown Leghorn hens. Just a guess, but it might be meat birds too.
     
  5. berkeleyjack

    berkeleyjack Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe a white Leghorn?
    I have some Leghorns and some Plymouth Rocks, and the Leghorns are definitely growing fastest.
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It would be good to post pictures, and where you got the birds (hatchery, swap meet, farm store, ect.) Unfortunately, people accidentally get meat birds mixed in with their regular chicks unknowingly, and they are not meant to live past a few months without becoming crippled or dying of heart problems. It happens all the time to unsuspecting people.
     
  7. okie2

    okie2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought 10 production reds and 10 barred rocks.
    the barred rocks are growing faster than the reds.
     

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