How can I tell which ones are......

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Senna95, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, a few of my black copper marans got out (thanks little nephews), and are running around in my "egg layer flock", which also contains black sex-link hens. To me they look exactly the same (I'm more of a duck person, so don't yell at me for not being able to tell, okay?)

    Anyone know of a sure-fire way to tell them apart

    AND DON'T SAY "WAIT AROUND FOR THEM TO LAY AN EGG"!!! I can just see some of you thinking that.
     
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Well Senna, since they were penned seperately, if they each still have access to their own roost, they should roost in the same spot they have been roosting. Just close the door/gate and they will be in their proper place. Now, chickens ain`t the brightest bulbs in the string, so one or two might make a mistake, but they should be easy to determine. They might all get it right. Hope so......Pop
     
  3. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that would be a great idea IF it hadn't happened when I was away on vacation. My brother brought his kids to "help", and by the time I got back it'd been a week or more.

    Are there any physical differences I should look for?
     
  4. Zgoatlady

    Zgoatlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2009
    Enumclaw, WA
    My Coop
    Quote:True BCM will have feathers on lgs and feet
     

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