A newbie looking for some advice

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chooks01, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. chooks01

    chooks01 Chirping

    Mar 10, 2015
    Hello everyone, I finally got me some chickens and I love them to bits [​IMG] I have 3 ISA Browns 1 white leghorn and two little pullets of which I don't know the breed of i have been told that they are bantams of some sort. Pullets are new to the flock and I came home from work one day to find them gone! Turns out they were being picked on by the older hens so they decided to fly the coup and onto the neighbours roof. I can't quite fathom how on earth they manage to fly makes me think maybe I've been duped and I bought pigeons instead of chickens. Pic of the offending chick below perhaps someone might what breed of this is a chicken and some advice on how I can help them integrate with my other hens. Thanks will truly appreciate some thoughts on this dilemma. [​IMG]
    My isa Browns [​IMG]
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home! I'm sorry but I don't know what breed she is. She is very gorgeous though! I hope you can figure it out.
  3. chooks01

    chooks01 Chirping

    Mar 10, 2015
    Thanks [​IMG] I'm still at a loss really don't know what my chicks are[​IMG]
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    We know one thing, they are super flyers . Sounds like you need a cover on your run, and putting your bullies into chicken jail for a couple days to see if their manners

    Welcome to BYC
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! You can post pictures of your mystery birds in the What Breed/Gender forum for help with figuring out what you have https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this the little barred bird looks like she could be a mix with polish.
    To add birds to your flock a long period of seeing but no touching through wire seem to work best, ie dividing the coop into two sections or keeping the new/younger ones in a cage inside the coup for a couple of weeks to a month at least. The chickens will get to know each other and sort of work out a pecking order before actually coming in contact with each other. Letting them free range together is a good idea and should help... It will take a couple of weeks to get the pecking order sorted out. There is a nice article in the Learning Center on integrating flocks you might like to check out, the part about actually combining them is after the quarantine section https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock
  6. N F C

    N F C booooo!

    Dec 12, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! Nice to have you join us. [​IMG]
  7. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

    May 24, 2014
    BYC? Epic <3
    My Coop
    Hi there [​IMG] welcome to BYC[​IMG] hope you have a great time here[​IMG]

    Those hens of yours sure do look nice!!! Hope the pullets start to lay soon!
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Sounds like you have a nice flock! I hope you can find out what your mystery birds are.[​IMG]
  9. chooks01

    chooks01 Chirping

    Mar 10, 2015
    Thanks everyone[​IMG] I will post their pics on the other thread to see if they can be identified breed wise. They are very flighty and even peck when touched but I think they scared and stressed out I have segregated them from the older hens meanwhile here's a pic of the other flying chick [​IMG] by the way almost forgot I'm from down under South australia [​IMG]
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!

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