Any clue on these girls?
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I've never owned either breeds, anything I should know about them? They are all very friendly.
here is the other girl @Rhodebar Lover she does only have half of a beak. All 4 have had a little frosbite and I brought her in after taking this picture to clean her face up. She had a bit of dried blood on it. This is the first time I've introduced new hens to my flock. How long does it normally take for them to get a pecking order established? I had 11 and added these 4.
Looks like a Partridge Rock, but with dark legs instead of yellow. Probably a mixed breed.
It can take months for the pecking order fights to stop. Just popping 4 new hens into an established flock is going to cause a lot of stress on everybody.
A look-but-don't-touch period of a few weeks really helps introductions to go much smoother.
Usually red earlobes indicates brown layers. The half beak looks like it was clipped as a chick. It's a common practice in commercial poultry farms to clip beaks. They keep the birds in such close quarters that it's the only way to prevent the birds from pecking each other to death from the overcrowding stress. They can usually eat and drink with no problems.