Barred Rock Chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 4x4Runner, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. 4x4Runner

    4x4Runner Out Of The Brooder

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    We purchased 4 barred rock chicks who were about 2 days old when we got them. They were all pretty much black but my son picked one with a little more white around the eyes. Is it a roo or just more white? [​IMG]
     
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Pullet.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Looking like a cute little pullet there
     
  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Does look like a pullet, my concern is the red glow----looks like a heat lamp glow?? This Pullet sure does not need to be kept close to 100 if that's whats happening. Remember starting around 95---drop the brooder temp around 5 degrees per week to wean them off the heat.
     
  5. 4x4Runner

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    It's a heat lamp raised pretty high. I turn it on at night. It was low 40's and the night before they huddled in a tight ball so I just have it on cold nights. Its not on during the day at all. They are in the garage and gets pretty cold in there. We had a freeze warning the night before so just to be safe I turned it on at night but they still huddle together.
     
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  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. 4x4Runner

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    Thanks everyone! I just have never seen a Barred Rock with a white face.
     
  9. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    You did not say where you got it----probably a cross---that happens ALOT.
     
  10. 4x4Runner

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    We got her from a feed store kind of far from our home. Our feed store we always go too wouldn't have chicks for another few days so we picked 3 up from another to try them out. The guy didn't know squat and I've heard mixed reviews about the place so I wouldn't be surprised if she is some sort of mutt.
     

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