Baby Buff Orpingtons

kaseythomas86

Songster
5 Years
Mar 10, 2014
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Alabama
I just got 4 Buff Or. from Tractor Supply and 2 red pullets (1 passed away the day we got her). I am starting to worry I got all Roos is there any way you can tell at 2wks old? Also is it ok to get a few more from a local co op and mix them? Or do I need to quarantine them first?
 

SIMZ

Crowing
8 Years
Apr 29, 2011
2,166
204
261
Northwest Indiana
You can mix them with chicks you get somewhere else. The quarantining is done for chickens that have been around another flock or on the ground somewhere. Usually, it's fine to mix chicks.

You will start to see some of the chicks have larger combs that are more red. I'd think you'll start being able to tell roosters around 3 weeks. You can post some pics and people can take a look if you'd like.
 

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