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Any idea on my new family?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sawyer, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. sawyer

    sawyer In the Brooder

    Feb 8, 2008
    Newaygo, Michigan
    I got my chickens about a month ago, really producing eggs well, about 33 last week.
    They passed thru about 3 families in transport to me from a young man who was about to start college. (I never met him). I was told they are Arucanas, but they have tails, so maybe they are Amerucanas or just EE's. I have 9 girls and a roo which I think could be a Leghorn, but I'm so green, up to the time I got them I thought chickens were chickens except for exotic game birds. My camera just broke or I would have more, but any help would be appreciated. Thanks.. Sawyer

    Three 2" x 2" roosts, four nest boxes, sunlite bulb, heat lamp, 64' sq of floor space.



    These are our first eggs, the line of brown on the right were the last we bought. Check out the monster at the rear left, 3/5"x 2.25" in size.

  2. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    Welcome [​IMG]

    Look like my EE's!

    If there legs are green they are EE's If legs are slate they are Americannas!

    They are pretty!
  3. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Songster

    Feb 20, 2007
    Winchester Kentucky
    I think they are EEs. The rooster is a nice looking mixbreed.
  4. crazychickens

    crazychickens Songster

    Jan 19, 2008
    Belleville, Wisconsin
    I just order from MM and part of my order is 10 EE's.
    Yours are very pretty and I'm glad to here that they can lay eggs in a mid-west winter. I live in Wisconsin so this is something I worry about.
  5. HenHaven

    HenHaven Songster

    Mar 3, 2007
    Coarsegold, CA
    I think they are EEs too! You have yourself a beautiful, ready-made flock, and a gorgeous roo! I love that coloring!
  6. stilwellchick

    stilwellchick Songster

    Jun 16, 2007
    Stilwell, KS
    They look like EE to me and they are really pretty. Nice color of eggs too. Your hen house looks great. I think 2X4s turned with the big side flat and the edges smoothed off are better for their feet but I know folks use all kinds of roosts. Good luck with your poultry keeping. You will find a lot of help on BYC.
  7. sawyer

    sawyer In the Brooder

    Feb 8, 2008
    Newaygo, Michigan
    If there legs are green they are EE's If legs are slate they are Americannas!

    Thanks for the kind words and comments. I'll have to look at the girls legs tomorrow if they will let me [​IMG]. "Relax ladies, I'm just checking for colors."

    The roosts are full size 2" x 2" pine boards cut from our sawmill, top edges rounded on the sander to make it easier for them. They seem very relaxed and confident on them. In the evening they all try to get up on the top one, probably a bit warmer since we have a red 150w heat lamp over their water dish down a bit lower than the bottom roost. The shy ones face to the rear wall and the rest the other way. The bottom roost is set in place and can be lifted out when cleaning the floor. I have since added another 2" to the bottom of the nest boxes to help keep pine litter in them, the girls love to kick things around until the nest shows bare wood on the bottom.

    Yes, I agree, I was very fortunate to acquire a ready made flock (family). DW thought I was crazy again, always bringing more livestock home to our 2 acres, but they have really grown on her too.......

  8. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    Sawyer, those look like nice and healthy girls. Sounds like you are doing a good job with them. Don't you just love the huge eggs. I have one EE that lays those. Ouch....

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