What makes me sad......little runt seperated from others

bayyjayy

Songster
8 Years
Jul 5, 2011
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Utah
I feel like this is SO mean, but I KNOW it is for his/her own good:




I had them together, but there was at least one that was being a little booger and being mean to the baby, so I had to seperate them. Just so you get an idea of how little this guy is.....




This is the littlest one next to the biggest one I have:



Not sure s/he has grown a bit since I got them two weeks ago today!!!



ETA: I am turning the pen around tomorrow so that he will have shade without losing site of his buddies.
 
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Oddyse

Songster
8 Years
May 21, 2011
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4
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Bristol
Aw he's so lovely! Well done on your decision though, I would say you did the right thing
 

heidihas2ducks

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jun 1, 2011
78
5
43
Upstate NY
OMG!!!! They were all hatched at the same time? And same breed? He is soooo cute! Theres your cuddle bug...Move him in with you! Lol! Bless his tiny little heart he is adorable!
 

jdywntr

Songster
10 Years
Oct 31, 2009
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Somerville, AL
As long as he can keep up and isn't getting picked on its great. I had a runner hatch about 4 days after the rest and introduced it to mom and siblings and it was fine.
 

bayyjayy

Songster
8 Years
Jul 5, 2011
700
8
119
Utah
Not sure if they all hatched together, but they all came together and they were all the same size....he just got a hurt foot for a few days (still limping and not using it right, but at least he IS using it now...yay!).

I AM trying to make him my cuddlebug....but OMG does he have a LOUD cheep when he is out of sight of his buddies.

Yes, at least one was reallllly picking on him.....and this after reading that Anconas don't really do the whole pecking order thing....even the lowest ranked duck is treated with kindness and respect. Not so far!


He IS a cutie, huh??
 

ChickInDelight

Never an Empty Nest
8 Years
Apr 27, 2011
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31
158
Browntown, VA
I have one in 8 runners that is not growing like the others. He appears to be thriving though. No one is picking and he is not run over any more than any others. I wonder what makes him small. He is a chocolate.
 

Dusky Beauty

Songster
8 Years
Aug 11, 2011
535
15
161
Upshur County, Texas
I have a runty Campbell too, she's always been smaller than all her "sisters" and I always worry she isn't getting enough of the food, especially since she's handicapped too, not that I should--- she's very sassy and has no trouble getting her share from the trough.
 

bayyjayy

Songster
8 Years
Jul 5, 2011
700
8
119
Utah
Glad to hear of other runts that make it....each morning I worry that she will be gone when I go to check on her. Glad to know that others have some doing just fine.

I appreciate knowing that.
 

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