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I'm obsessed with chickens..... I drive 1.5 hour to go get some yesterday (it takes that long to get anywhere lol). There are 4 pairs, 1 trio, and 3 single roosters. I show up and they are all in probably a 1.5 foot by 2 foot boxes. It's basically plywood with and doors hinged on. 3 tall by 5 or so across. They were in over an inch thick of chicken poo. One rooster lost all his toes to frost bite last year and their water was so grossūüėě! I didn't realize it would be a rescue type situation... I wasn't planning to really take all of them....

The lady told me, don't let them in together, they'll kill each other. I trusted my gut and put them accordingly into the horse stalls. Everyone was fine! I've never seen such happy chickens!! They LOVED the dirt and fresh water!

I went down last night to check on them.... There were chickens EVERYWHERE!!!! I had forgotten about the whole flying thing...... So I had to catch them all and clip their wings in the dark. It was an entertaining day! I might not be able to "save every life ", but every life matters and deserves to be saved when given the opportunity.

Any help on their breeds would be appreciated:) I didn't listen to the lady when she told me, I was kind of in shock...

I only took pictures of the roosters, one hen, and two pair. They aren't very friendly, not mean, just scared.

What's your ideas on breed and colours? I know the barred rocks and Cochin, but what color is the "blue " one?
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Beautiful birds there. Disappointing some people don't know how to properly care for birds. I've seen a few of these "sellers" myself.

Picture one looks like a Gold Birchen male and a BBR female OEGB pair.

Picture two... maybe Jap Banty crosses?

Picture three, looks like a Sebright cross in back. Looking at the "Jap cross" male on the left, he's got a very hefty body - maybe some Bantam Cornish mixed in there?

Picture four and five, Blue Cochin Bantam hen.

Picture six and seven, some kind of crossbreed roo.

Picture eight, looks like a pair of Barred OEGBs.

Picture nine-ten-eleven, looks like another crossbreed too.

Picture twelve I believe is a Red Pyle OEGB.

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100 something birds. 8 species. ‚ô• Norman ‚ô• Norma ‚ô• Misha ‚ô• and ‚ô• Taylor ‚ô• are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Silkies, Malay, and assorted others. Studying poultry genetics and the Standard of Perfection. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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So  Golden Birchen and BBR OEGB.

 Mottled Japanese bantams

 Blue Cochin

 Golden Birchen Cochin bantam
 Cuckoo OEGB 
 Looks like stub toes, a genetic condition

 Mixed breed
 Game bantam mix
I'm obsessed with chickens..... I drive 1.5 hour to go get some yesterday (it takes that long to get anywhere lol). There are 4 pairs, 1 trio, and 3 single roosters. I show up and they are all in probably a 1.5 foot by 2 foot boxes. It's basically plywood with and doors hinged on. 3 tall by 5 or so across. They were in over an inch thick of chicken poo. One rooster lost all his toes to frost bite last year and their water was so grossūüėě! I didn't realize it would be a rescue type situation... I wasn't planning to really take all of them....

The lady told me, don't let them in together, they'll kill each other. I trusted my gut and put them accordingly into the horse stalls. Everyone was fine! I've never seen such happy chickens!! They LOVED the dirt and fresh water!

I went down last night to check on them.... There were chickens EVERYWHERE!!!! I had forgotten about the whole flying thing...... So I had to catch them all and clip their wings in the dark. It was an entertaining day! I might not be able to "save every life ", but every life matters and deserves to be saved when given the opportunity.

Any help on their breeds would be appreciated:) I didn't listen to the lady when she told me, I was kind of in shock...

I only took pictures of the roosters, one hen, and two pair. They aren't very friendly, not mean, just scared.

What's your ideas on breed and colours? I know the barred rocks and Cochin, but what color is the "blue " one?

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Thank you!! I think that makes sense smile.png
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Thank you!

The lady told me they were frost bit, she's had them their entire lives.
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so glad you rescued them -  the mottled ones look like serama crosses to me.

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