Should I seperate meet/egg chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by neckringer, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. neckringer

    neckringer Out Of The Brooder

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    Should I seperate them due to size differences?
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    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.
     
  3. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    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!
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Now I've learned something too! [​IMG]
     
  5. bumpershoot

    bumpershoot Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.
     

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