Packing Peanut id?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Remudamom, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Remudamom

    Remudamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Today with my Millies I got nine black chicks with yellow spots on their heads. Any ideas? I'll get a pic up.
     
  2. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black sex link males.
     
  3. AnimalLady123

    AnimalLady123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Rocks!! Yellow spots are a ~DEAD GIVE-AWAY~ [​IMG]
     
  4. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They may be barred rocks, but are far more likely to be black sex link males considering the premium on female chicks right now. Packing peanuts are >95% male.

    ETA: if you're willing to go there, they should fill out nicely for the dinner table. If you're not up for it, put them on craigslist for free or $1 and they'll disappear quickly.
     
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  5. AnimalLady123

    AnimalLady123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok...Maybe I'm wrong ...Never had one before but, we all have our opinions, Right?
     
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  6. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure. It's not an opinion that hatcheries pack the boxes with male chicks. Ideal, for example, tell you straight up on their website.
     
  7. Remudamom

    Remudamom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. dragonmorgan

    dragonmorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like BRs to me. id give them about 2 weeks and the wing feathers should tell the tale on whether or not they are BRs or sex links.
     
  9. Remudamom

    Remudamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't think they'll be around that long. I'm almost at full chicken capacity and I've already listed them.
     

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