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Acquired a folk and don't know what breed some of them are so I need some help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cloyed, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. Cloyed

    Cloyed Just Hatched

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    I just bought a house in the hill country and it came with a rooster and 6 chickens and nice coop
    They are completely fee range, I don’t seem to have an issue with predators and I am collecting all the eggs.

    They are not the friendliest bunch but they are getting use to me I think.

    Therefore so far I have not had any issues but I am so glad I found this website because I am basically clueless

    They are all adults I guess although I have no idea how old they might be.
    I am also not sure yet which ones are laying the 2 eggs I get each day.

    It is really hot here right now so I hope to have more eggs later this year.

    The thing that is driving me crazy is I have not been able to identify what breeds some of them are so I need some help
    I believe I have 3 Barred Rock hens and 1 Road Island Red but my rooster and 2 of the hens are a mystery to me.

    Let the fun begin
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    Susannah

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  2. SIERRAS MOM

    SIERRAS MOM Out Of The Brooder

    Yes I agree, 3 Barred Plymouth Rock hen, 1 Rhode Island Red hen, 1 Easter Egg hen(yellow and blk with very fluffy cheeks). Not real sure about the gray hen with the lighter neck, Has a Dorking shaped body, coloring is like a Crele color, mixed breed???? The rooster is Partridge colored, clean legged, maybe Partidge Plymouth Rock??? They look good and healthy. Just noticed the comb on the rooster, He must be cross breed, has a buttercup comb but a heavy body, wrong color for butter cup.. my guess is barn yard cross on the 1 hen and the rooster...[​IMG]
     
  3. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC, it looks like a nice flock, how cool that they came with the house. If they are free range they may have a hidden nest somewhere. Or they may just be giving you 2 eggs a day. Do you close them up at night?
     
  4. Cloyed

    Cloyed Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the information. I don't lock them up at night. The rooster and Red roost in a tree and the rest go to the coop. That is what the previous owners did. I am home all day and I have found were they like to hide from the heat and have found no eggs. I guess time will tell. It is just my husband and I so 2 or 3 eggs a day is plenty for now. Just enjoying watching them
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sooner or later the ones that roost in trees will be picked off by raccoons or owls. It's best to have locked coop at night, so predators don't massacre them. Chickens are very reluctant to move in the dark - so are sitting ducks to predators. They've been very lucky so far
     

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