Last year, I raised my layers along with my broilers, and it seemed to work ok, even though the broilers got bigger much more quickly. This year, most of the hatcheries sold out of the layers that I wanted, but I found a local feed store that has some. My broilers aren't scheduled to arrive for 2 more weeks, but I'm considering picking up the layer chicks either this week, or next week. Would a 2-week difference be too much? I think 1 week would be ok, but I'm not sure about 2. Given the drastically different growth rates, it seems like they might mix ok, but I'm always afraid to put babies together with anyone.