Growing up too fast

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TurtlePowerTrav, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

    Jul 29, 2012
    Oregon City, OR
    My Coop
    Today, at 5 1/2 weeks old, my three chickies moved out to the grow-out pen. They are getting big so fast. Some of my 6mo olds REALLY want to get into it with them. But that would end badly. I have the brooder lamp hanging in it with a 150W bulb on a timer, since it has been getting into the upper 30's overnight here. Pig pen, my cockerel, has been using the grow-out pen at nights while my BR he injured a month ago has been healing(mating wound, claw tore her skin open). I got the chicken saddles in the mail today for her and her BR sister(they are Pig Pen's favorites). So we shall see how this goes tonight.

  2. Depending on the breeds, growth can be different with many chickens. Mine grew within 6 weeks but some of my friends grew within 4.

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