All our keets and chicks are doing well. We got 4 Rhode Island Red (RIR) chicks and 4 Cuckoo Maran chicks from the farmer's market yesterday. They were all 1 day old. They were incubator chicks, we were told. They all did great bonding with a mama hen, especially the RIRs. The Cuckoo Marans really just wanted to sleep yesterday. Today they are bonding with their mama hen very well.
Of course we wanted pullets, so we tried these methods we found online:
To determine the sex of a Rhode Island Red chick:
- Look at its feathers on the edge of the wing. If the chick has two uneven rows of feathers its female. If both rows are even, male.
- Females have dark spots on her head or back. Males have stripes