Monday, May 14, 2012

Telling the Chicks Apart

We ordered several varieties of chicks, and were it not for the identification pages that Grandma Ettling had of the different breeds, we wouldn't have a clue which were which.

Since the Black Australorp and Black Sex Links are both black, we really couldn't tell them apart. Once they get older, we'll be able to tell the difference. The only way I can tell the Buff Orpingtons and Americanas apart is that the latter's feathers look dingy in comparison. From what I've read, the rest of us, who aren't trained in telling the difference between pullets and cockerels will be able to tell around week 3.

The chicks are a  week old yesterday. We have 37, and they eat about a quart of chick starter a day and about a half a gallon of water.

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