I have a question about some chicks I bought last week on a spur of the moment. The feed store had accidentily mixed Barred Rock chicks with Black Copper Marans chicks. All photos of day old chicks I have seen of the two breeds they look very similar. But with some searching on the internet while at the store myslelf and the chicken keeper at the feed store determined that the BCM's would have white toes and the Barred rocks would have more yellowish toes. I did have a a Barred Rock chick already at home and compared the the toes. They did look different. Any assistance in the matter would be greatly appreciated.
But I bought 4 of them hoping for a 50% chance to have a BCM out of them.
One other question, I have a Silver Wyandotte that is now 2 weeks old, but is still the size of a 3 day old chick. She seems healthy, active and alert, seems to be eating and drinking but just ain't growing. Been doing some reading on the internet. Seems this is a fairly common thing. How long should I give the little girl before I remove her from the rest of the chicks.