Separation of chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by soupysmomma, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. soupysmomma

    soupysmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2012
    I ordered from Murray McMurray the Meat and Egg combo. I suppose to have received Cornish X Rocks or Cornish Roasters for the Meat birds and any other birds are suppose to be from their Rainbow and Brown layer groups. I also ordered 3 BUFF ORPINGTONS females, 1 BUFF LACED POLISH Female, 1 SILVER POLISH female, and 3 ARAUCANA Females.

    The birds that I believe to be the Cornish X Rocks.... are huge and the layers are significantly smaller. I was wondering if it would be appropriate to separate them? I do not want to cause any problems for the time that I do have the Cornish ones but they are so much bigger......

  2. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 16, 2012
    I am going to brood my meaties and layers separately...just because I would rather have 15 brood here, and 15 there, than 30 in one spot...Also, my meaties will have their own coop, so I won't have to reintroduce them later. If I ordered 30 layers, then I would brood them together somehow...Lol. Which is why I won't order that many at once...too large of a space needed. I can do better with 2 smaller spaces. Easier to keep up with who is who and how everyone is doing in my opinion.

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