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

    Jul 8, 2010
    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!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    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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