1. L

    Breeds and sex

    Was told the Silkie was a buff. About 6wks now. Just starting to fluff out. The Sussex is about 7wks old. No greenish tint to feathers and comb is still small and light. Hen?
  2. Nero70002

    Speckled Sussex Thread

    This thread is for all Speckled Sussex owners (or soon to be). This thread is for questions like is my SS a roo?, what is the quality of my SS?, is my chick a SS?, and anything related to SS. This thread can also be used for posting pictures of your SS and discussing SS.
  3. 5 Best Chicken Breeds for Children

    5 Best Chicken Breeds for Children

    Keeping backyard chickens is a great way for children to learn responsibility, without the obligation of daily walks or training that comes with indoor pets. The care and feeding of a small flock of hens is something even young children should be able to handle with some supervision. For...
  4. Bawk_Choy

    Guessing Gender and Breed in Hybrids

    Hello! I'm new to BYC. I thought I would share some pictures of my four hybrid chicks that are about 5.5 weeks old, so you can enjoy guessing their genders and breeds with me. Parents are all pure breeds, and chicks are hybrids. Chick 1: Breed: Blue Andalusian and Ameraucana (only chick I know...
  5. ajsflock

    Update on my newest babies

    Unfortunately, Cinnamon passed away. I had her cremated and am waiting on the ashes. Attached is a picture I drew of her being greeted by my late rabbit at the rainbow bridge. We tried our best but I’m afraid she failed to thrive. Our other three chicks have grown a LOT! The two barred babies...
  6. C

    Dont know what breed chicken this is. Help!

    So i have this chick 6 weeks old and As a week old chick it was yellow with a grey line on its head. I thought it would be a Delaware but it has alittle brown and grey on it. What breed is it?
  7. egibsch

    Pics of our first flock

    I appreciate all the pics here on BYC, so I thought I'd share our crew! The first group is currently 2 weeks old. Purchased 6 from Tractor Supply (TSC) June 4 (hatch date June 1). 4 Easter Eggers (labeled as Americana) and 2 Cuckoo Marans. We will be sharing 3 of these with friends in a week or...
  8. Erinrocks

    Flock started staying in the coop during the day

    Hi all, Here’s a brief history on our new little flock: We were given four chicks (Wyandotte, Cochin, Sussex) at the beginning of shelter in place because the person who hatched them wasn’t able to keep them. We are new to chickens but I’ve done a lot of research and were able to raise them...
  9. N

    Gender? Breed?

    Hello. I have these two chicks that were sold to me as 1 Orpington and 1 buff Sussex but I don’t think those are the correct breeds I got and I’m also worried they might be roosters any ideas? 1 is 4 and a half weeks old and the other is 3 and a half weeks old. Any opinions will help. Thanks.
  10. F

    Back in the saddle

    I had a modest flock (9) chickens for a few years. I got rid of them in fall & am starting again with a larger flock of 5 different breeds. Dark Cornish, Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, Sussex, Black Australorp, and Whiting True Blue. Added the latter as ordering a couple more meant free shipping. How...
  11. AussieChickGirl24

    What breed are these girls please? Sussex X?

    Hi there Basically just what the title says Wanting to know what mix these two girls could be, a friend of a friend is moving and can’t take them so I am picking them up on Sunday. Thank you!
  12. I

    Chickens becoming more timid over time?

    Hello! We got our chickens last August, two black bovans, two sussex and one grey one (dunno the english name sorry). Soon it became clear that the bovans were curious and lively, coming close and not being shy, while the sussex were always uncomfortable with touch or the like, one even doing...
  13. Erinrocks

    4 types of chicks are they all Roo???

    Hi all please help! I took these four chicks from one of my Kinder teachers who has chickens and also hatches eggs yearly for her students. She implied they were all hens but as they’re growing and I’m learning more I’m concerned that they are all roosters 😢 They are all about 6 weeks old Pics...
  14. N

    Mites or Fowl Pox? Help needed. Photos attached

    Can you help me work out what these are i really have no idea we have 1 speckled and 1 light Sussex and both of them have black starting to show on their comb. What are they and what can I do to treat it? Thanks in advance for you help!
  15. Chickensgalore11

    Gender of Sussex

    The lavendar sussex chicks are 11 weeks old And to me I feel like they look like roosters but the breeder supposedly sexed them as hens for me. Also in a previous post a few sais my austrolorp may be a roo and this is him/her now (last picture) Thanks in advance!
  16. MPchicks

    Sussex vs Brahma

    What is the difference between the Sussex Breed and the Brahma Breed? They look very similar. Would love to know your experience with either breed and the biggest differences.
  17. Sussex Chick

    Sussex Chick

    Moving into the brooder with it's pal
  18. Kluggie

    What breed/s and gender are these two?

    Hi all Recently we got a couple of chicks from a hatching program run out of my son's kindergarten. We have had them for about 2 months now and they are starting to get a bit bigger. I was hoping for some advice on what breed and if they are hens or roos. The website from the organisation that...
  19. N

    Not laying...

    We have 1 speckled sussex and 1 light sussex both are 9months old and we're still waiting for their 1st egg, is this normal? We have just come into winter so the daily temp is 10ish degrees could this be contributing? Thanks!
  20. R

    When to Move to Coop

    Hello, all! My family and I are new to chickens, and we're trying to figure out when to move them to the coop. We have three chickens that we got through a farm store, so while we know roughly how old they are, we don't know for sure. One (a Delaware) is quite large (possibly too large for the...
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