Some seem to be a week behind

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by eggcited2, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. eggcited2

    eggcited2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Three of my chicks are developing slower than the others (I know different breeds do develop faster or slower). They look to be about one week behind everyone else. When I go to place them outside permanently, would it be ok to keep the three smaller guys inside for one more week? Or would it cause problems when I release them with everyone else a week later? Would I have to "introduce" them all over again?

    I did not hatch these guys myself, they came from a hatchery.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    If at all possible I would keep them together. It will save you re-introduction issues later.

    I was concerned about turning the light off of my two week old chicks a few weeks back because I have two silkies in the brooder as well. They have done just fine without it.

    Could your slower developing chicks be cockerels? Something to think about.
     

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