Our 8 Buff Orpington, 2 Cornish X chicks, and 7 French Guinea Keets are growing up fast! They were 2 weeks old on Tuesday. Yesterday I had to separate the Cornish X from the rest and each other, because they were all picking at the red places showing under the skin, back by the tail feathers and above the wings. After doing some research, I went out and bought some BlueKote Lotion, to put on the sores. I read that the purple color didn't look like a sore, so chicks wouldn't peck. Some said they pecked anyway, so I put the BlueKote on a cotton pad (after using a Q-Tip to apply to the sores) To spread the BlueKote over all the top feathers, so I didn't have spots of color. Over night, I'm keeping them together in a wire dog crate, in the middle if the brooding area, so they still get warmth from the heat lamp. The meat birds are getting big fast! They are easily double size and weight of the others. I am taking food away 12 hours a day to prevent heart attack or broken legs later. The others are growing fast too, and putting on feathers fast. They spend the day running fast and flapping their wings. Several have flown to the top of the dog crate, and when I had the 2nd Cornish X in a plastic box, several kept flying into the open box. I was just ready to go to bed tonight and as I was leaving the spare BR room where we have the birds, one of the Keets tried to fly over the top of cardboard circle we have for the brooder ring. So, I got DH to help me use a roll of heavy Brown contractor's paper (I'm guessing it is 35" wide), to increase the height of the walls, SO they can't get out and die of dehydration overnight! So, now we don't have to worry about them flying out of the ring over night, and hopefully they won't peck each other, and I can put put them back with the others tomorrow.