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Hi everyone! We are slowly building a farm here, and we added a dozen baby chicks to the family yesterday! I am totally new to raising chickens, so I'm going to need a lot of help! I'm interested in finding out what breeds we got. We were told we got 2 Rhode Island Reds, but the other 10 we have no idea on. We were also told we got 2 pullets...,hoping there will be more than 2! LOL.
So, 7 of them (including the pullets) look like this. And that's the Red behind

Then we have these 3 bantams.


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We call this one Hawk ūüėČ
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This little cutie is the only one with feathered feet..don't know the technical term, if there is one.


This is my favorite...I call it Silver Queen....though it may be a King. Haha.

Any help identifying breeds would be greatly appreciated!
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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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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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! Congratulations on your new chicks, they are adorable clap.gif Please do pop by the what breed gender section. Here is the link ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this I'm sure members there will be able to help you.

Wishing you the very best of luck for the future. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat frow.gif
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Welcome to BYC.  If you post on the  "what breed or gender is this,"  thread  please DO state what age they are in the photos.  It makes a big difference.  A good age is 6-8 weeks for putting up photos - too early and gender differences may not be obvious.

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Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

 

The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, as is this link http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens

 
Joining your state thread will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area, which can be helpful (just type the name of your state in the search box).
 
All the best
CT
Nairobi, Kenya
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:welcome

 

Cute chicks! It will be easier to tell the breed and gender in a few weeks, in the meantime, enjoy! They don't stay small long.

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