4 week old chicks - different sizes

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Matt-B, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Matt-B

    Matt-B In the Brooder

    Jul 28, 2010
    West Lafayette
    We have 26 four week old chicks in the garage from the hatchery. 13 Easter eggers and 13 meat birds. The meaties are 2-3 times larger than the other chicks already and go crazy at feeding time. I'm worried the EEs will be trampled. Should we separate them or will they be fine? They have most of their feathers, but it doesn't look like all yet, so we can't put them out in the coop, too cold still.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2011
  2. Posh Chickens

    Posh Chickens Songster

    Feb 24, 2011
    West Midlands, UK
    How about 3 feeders? or one more than you already have. The meat birds are made for growing, so yeah, they will get big.
  3. I'd divide them. if you've the facilities. They are so different in terms of the feed needs and space requirements, etc. The meat birds won't be around to be a permanent part of the flock anyhow.

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