Tell the difference on new chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by The Hawk, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. The Hawk

    The Hawk Out Of The Brooder

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    Getting 25 barred rock chicks, unsexed and 25 meat birds. Just wondering if you can tell the difference between them all. Want to keep them all together for the first 3 weeks. Any ideas on this? Thank you.
     
  2. nordicacres

    nordicacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What type of meat bird?

    BRs will be black/white and Cornish X will be yellow as chicks. Also the meat birds will quickly outgrow (and outpoop) the layers :)
     
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  3. The Hawk

    The Hawk Out Of The Brooder

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    My meat birds will be cornish rock giants and i will butcher the barred rock roos also. Will have to keep one rock roo just to keep the hens happy. I am hoping to keep them all together for the first 3 weeks. Will i be able to tell the difference between the rock roos and pullets? I thought i read that the rock roos will have a white spot on head and the pullets will be mostly black. But then i saw a pic some one posted of 3 little rock pullets and they had white on there heads.
     

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