Why Are My Chickens So Small

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by IwannaBEaMERMAID, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Songster

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    i have 2 std white cochin pullet 1 barred cochin bantam roo 1 white silkie pullet and one RIR roo the are almost 22 weeks and there are as small as the come....the silkie and bantam cochin are just bigger than a soda can and the cochin pullets are about two and a half soda cans tall, what ,why are they so small [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    im feeding then a mix of layer pellet, scratch and kitchen scraps...and they havent stared laying
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2009
  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Could you post pictures?

    Also what are you feeding them? How long have you had them? How well are they laying?
  3. roostercruiser

    roostercruiser Songster

    Jul 28, 2009
    Reelsville, IN
    How long have you been feeding that?
  4. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Songster

    Feb 7, 2009
    hill country texas
    You need to be feeding them grower mash.
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Nix the scratch. THe majority of their diet should be starter/grower until they start laying.
  6. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    Yes please grower mash and few to no treats...They need to grow!

    Hope this was helpful and have a blessed day!
  7. Mojochristo

    Mojochristo Hatching

    Jun 21, 2015
    Can anyone tell me why mine are so small. they are about six weeks old and look like they have been born yesterday. I got 2 polish and 2 wyandontts. we just got them yesterday from a hatchery online, and they eat and drink 3-4 soda cans full of water and chick starter a day, Can someone please help us.

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