Brooder expansion pics and "what kind is that chick" questions?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Princess Lay-a, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Princess Lay-a

    Princess Lay-a Chirping

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    Here is what we did since we got far more chicks than what we first expected![​IMG] Our play yards were opened all the way and we added more chicken wire for the roof. They are still in the garage for the next 3 to 4 weeks since MT gets chiller Spring times than most of the country.

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    There is tons more room to run and chase. [​IMG] The feeders and water towards the back. We used an old VHS rack (who uses VHS nowadays?!) for a mini roost. The bigger birds love to get up there!

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    Even though the thermostat says 90+ they seem to love being piled up with each other. [​IMG] You can see Desdemona (Polish) in the lower right corner, Quasimodo (Turken) in the center near the thermostat. I see chipmunk stripes, what kind again? Any others you can point out? I think the straight yellows are Leghorns?

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    What kind is this? Boy or girl? These (I have about 6 I think and they are nearly all identical!) are very bossy! [​IMG]

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    Yoga chick doing the Dead Man's Pose! Scared me the first time I saw about a dozen doing this all at once! [​IMG]

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  2. Wegs813

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    Oh my...look at all those beautiful babies. I am having serious chick envy!!
     
  3. Princess Lay-a

    Princess Lay-a Chirping

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    You won't envy me when they get bigger and I have scoop da poop duty! [​IMG] LOL!
     
  4. felidaet

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    It is really hard to tell from the group photo what breeds you have. I would suggest asking the person/business you got them from what breeds they might might be. This would help us help you identify them. I have no idea what breed the black and white one with yellow head is. It is very interesting looking. I like it. I would be curious to know what it is too. I saw one like this at a feed store that I almost bought but the person working there said it was a bantam EE. I really liked it but I did not want a bantam. It did not look like a bantam to me but I was not going to disagree with the clerk.

    Photos of individual birds makes it easier to identify them. Photos showing a side view and a little of the back are best.
     
  5. Princess Lay-a

    Princess Lay-a Chirping

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    I was told Orpingtons, Barred Rock, Jersey Giant, Leghorns and Auracanas, but some EEs for sure.
    The yellow with grey striped wings and "eye liner" are the pushy ones.[​IMG] Not sure which those may be.
    A RIR is in there, but not sure what % she is. [​IMG]
    There are some very black ones in there and some of those have mottled colored beaks too!
    I will try to get better up close pics of individuals and some of the ones we have already named too! [​IMG]
    Got to set up a chick photo studio![​IMG]
     

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