Those of you who bought Light Brahmas from TSC this Spring; I said the other day (yesterday? this morning? sometime...) that mine were all doing well. I was wrong, and I jinxed myself -but i figured out what my problem was at least. I had a Brahma chick get squished to death by the EE chicks that were within just a few days of the same age, but growing light years faster. As I took the rest of the Brahmas out to put them with Orpingtons a week younger, i noticed that a few of the Brahmas were actually pretty thin. The Orpingtons are the same size at a week younger, and as docile as they are as a breed, they were pushing the Brahmas out of the food too. The poor things just hang back -so I had to put two food bowls in their brooder to make sure everyone gets enough to eat. Silly Brahmas, they just don't assert themselves enough in a mixed flock. i hope I can get them to thrive enough that I have really sweet lap birds on the farm this summer! Maybe even...dare I say it...a nice roo?