28 of the "slow" growing CX arrived last Sunday. And since they were shipped Friday - that makes them a week old. So, here's the thing - they've more than doubled in size in a week!! I'm concerned because while all of them can walk, some waddle more than they walk. They've been on Flock Raiser since the day they got here with free access all the time, and the heat lamp is a white light. When they arrived the Blue Andalusian "peanut" wasn't much smaller than they were. Now, it's less than 1/2 the size!! (Fortunately, it's quick, and isn't afraid to stand up for itself - so it's not getting picked on at all. I just saw it face down one of the biggest chicks in the brooder. Plucky.) Remembering what I read here about only letting them have access to food for 12 hours I removed their food this evening. Is it too soon? I didn't see anywhere on when to start this practice. Also, once they get older and move out to the tractor. How do I figure out what a "day" worth of feed is - so that I can feed them once a day and just let them eat it down to nothing. Whomever said that meaties weren't lovable was right on!! .