why is this chick so huge!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by coltsfoot, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. coltsfoot

    coltsfoot Out Of The Brooder

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    So I got 12 Ameraucana and Barred Rock pullets and after about a 2 weeks they are all about the same size except for one of the barred rocks. This chick, nearly twice the size of the others, clearly has a voracious appetite and refuses to let anyone get in the way of her and her food.

    So what kind of conclusions, if any, can I draw of the chick's possible personality/egg laying ability/health/etc?

    I'm definitely seeing some alpha hen potential based on the way she pushes the rest around.

    What do you think?

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  2. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
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    Pics might Help
     
  3. Lil'ChickFarm

    Lil'ChickFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Perhaps she is a he?[​IMG]
     
  4. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. LovinChicknFarmn

    LovinChicknFarmn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is most likely a He. We had two buff Brahmas and the same thing happened. The double-sized one turned out to be Mr. Nesbitt rather than Mrs. Nesbitt. Sorry.
     
  6. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    We had an easter egger that was clearly bigger than everyone else when they were all a couple weeks old. Turned out to be a roo.
     
  7. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    Ditto on probably a roo. I have 4 barred rocks from chicks, the lightest feathered one with no black on his legs who was always bravest suddenly got bigger and bigger. He's a rooster.
     
  8. coltsfoot

    coltsfoot Out Of The Brooder

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    uh oh... hehe... ill work on pics
     
  9. DEchick

    DEchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:'New Eggs' cant post pics [​IMG] (at least thats what I was told)
     
  10. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    As long as they have over 10 posts they can
     

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