hello, this is my first year for chickens. i was only going to have 4, hawk got one hen at 5 weeks, so thinking i could always loose another befor they grow up, i had to order chicks via mail, the hatcherys packing peanuts were Leghorn,(no surprise). I understand they are not very good meat birds, but i still was going to take advantage of "meat is meat". they will be 8 weeks old this coming friday. my older hens are 12 weeks ,i notice they seen very stand-offish and stay on the highest roost. Like they are ticked off! Today i let every one out for a while and noticed the roos coming up behind and hiting them behind the head! And those little buggers are gettin on my nerves, will they get much bigger is worth waiting? THERE ARE 10!!!!