Hello all. I ordered 25 of the 'Special Assorted Bargain' chicks from McMurray Hatchery and received them on 5/24, so they are about a week and a half old. My question is while observing these chicks they seem to be growing so much faster compared to the chicks we bought back in March from the local Hardware store during chick days. I told my fiance that it is probably because these new chicks are purebred birds compared to the mixed original birds we have. But I also wonder if starting these birds out on, what I called, ' The Magic Potion', the green chick grow gel. And also giving them the vitamin water the first few days, may also be making the difference. Just curious as to maybe why these birds seem so much more healthy. By the way, we are newbies at this and I keep telling my fiance that I'm a chicken Farmer for Life now so lets get more. So addicting and fun. Thank you all for all the information I have read and greatly helped me with.