Can anyone tell what breed my new ladies are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jknox1982, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. jknox1982

    jknox1982 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first picture is Ashley she is mostly black with brown "highlights"
    The Second brown girl is Nugget!!

    I have had them for about a month and now that I am in the group would love to know what they are!!
    And I am guessing they are hens because I have gotten eggs from both, unless one is laying 2 somedays and only 1 others LOL
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    They are game hens. Most likely a cross of several strains.
     
  3. jknox1982

    jknox1982 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is what I thought. I got them from a women I work with she has allot of free range chickens and caught these too for me. Thank you for getting back to me
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    They will most likely go broody eventually, and if you give them some fertile eggs they will very likely be excellent mothers.
     
  5. jknox1982

    jknox1982 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been reading that word allot? Broody, what does it mean and can I prevent it? Where would I get fertile eggs?
     
  6. Chris09

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    Broody, that means they will want to set/ hatch eggs and in most hens you can prevent it by collecting eggs everyday BUT if a game hen is good and she really broody she will set and try to hatch anything including egg size rocks.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Game hen mixes.
     
  8. jknox1982

    jknox1982 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read allot on it last night and even called around to some folks I know with chickens, if need be I should be able to get some fertilized eggs. Made me a bit nervous. I am one of those crazy people who want to be prepared for anything and everything. That's one of the many reasons I love this group. Thanks for letting me know. [​IMG]
     
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