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    Free young chickens in OHIO

    All these chickens have found places to go, but thanks for asking
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    List of breeds that can be auto-sexed

    I've heard you look for clearer, darker markings on the the heads of the females compared to the males. I don't know how accurate it is, but it should give you a good guess.
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    Chicken Breed Focus - Jersey Giant

    There are ways to tell male and female newly hatched chicks apart, though usually it requires a professional as it can be a delicate procedure (I think its called like vent sexing or something like that). There are certain crosses that can be told apart based on their color, but I assume you are...
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    Chicken Breed Focus - Jersey Giant

    No problem! Congrats on the hopefully-coming-soon-eggs!
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    Chicken Breed Focus - Jersey Giant

    Signs a pullet is getting ready to start laying include: the comb/wattles getting redder, she will squat down when approached (this is what she would do for a rooster), she may look for and protect nesting sites, and she may get noisy. The first egg is always exciting!
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    Chicken Breed Focus - Jersey Giant

    Have they started laying yet?
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    Chicken Breed Focus - Jersey Giant

    How old is she? Sometimes you get a surprise and they turn out to be a rooster.
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    Chicken Breed Focus - Sebright

    When I had sebrights they grew up fast! However, as they get older their combs and color tends to change some. They acted mature when they were really young, but it took them a while to fully grow into their behavior : )
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    Sick cream legbar pullet?

    I'm glad she seems to be doing better! Long-term illnesses can lead to some permanent damage, so she may always be a little unsteady or weak. I had a young chicken who was apparently landed on by another chicken and it left her with brain damage. She tended to peck at nothing also and walked in...
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    Chicken Breed Focus - Sebright

    So cute! Congratulations!
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    Chicken Breed Focus - Jersey Giant

    Pretty chickens by the way! :)
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    Chicken Breed Focus - Jersey Giant

    They certainly could be Jersey Giants, especially if they were marked as such! Hatchery chickens don't always have the same size or exact coloring as chickens selected to meet the "standard", so this could be why they may look different from other Jersey Giants you've seen.
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    Chicken Breed Focus - Jersey Giant

    Where did you get them? They very well could be splash Jersey Giants.
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    What was your free mystery chick from Murray Mcmurray hatchery??

    Guessing is always fun! If it's a standard sized baby then since it doesn't have feathered feet or a crest, I would say it looks like a Lakenvelder.
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