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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by neckringer, Mar 24, 2009.
Should I seperate them due to size differences?
I have never personally raised meat chickens, but I would think that you should just because of the eating requirement differences. I know that meat birds eat differently and much more than regular chicks.
Mine usually stay together until about 4 weeks, then I separate them b/c the meaties get so big I worry about them squishing the others...especially the bantams!
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With my Cochin chicks I had meat chicks. I just separated them at six weeks and I think I waited too long. I think I would keep everyone together for a couple three weeks and then separate them out. The meat birds are far more aggressive for both food and space. Everyone was much happier separated.