Chick identification

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by moms Tree, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. moms Tree

    moms Tree Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to raising chickens. I got these at Orscheln's a week ago, and, I've been able to identify most of what I got... but these last few are confusing. I'd like to know what breed they are, and how old they are... I'm guessing about a week and a half???
    I'm wondering if picture one is anconas, pic 2... is this a buff orpington, and pic 3...? Easter Egger?
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]You could post clear close up photos at "what gender or breed is this?" I think they need to be a few weeks older tho, a lot of breeds start with chicks in similar colors.
     
  3. moms Tree

    moms Tree Out Of The Brooder

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    So... I posted this in the wrong place?
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I agree with DD's advice. Some breeds look so similar as chicks, it would be hard to make an accurate guess at this age. But once they are fully feathered do post some pics of them here:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    Then the members there can have a look and tell you what you've got. Enjoy the site!
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Do you know what breeds were supposedly in the bin that you got your chicks from?
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  7. moms Tree

    moms Tree Out Of The Brooder

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    No... They were all in a bin marked "Fryers"
     
  8. mommycakes83

    mommycakes83 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] any ideas what these chicks could be? Bantams, for sure.
     
  9. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from College Station, Texas. I can't tell you what breeds they are, but I sure don't like to think of our pets as fryers.
     
  10. moms Tree

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    You know... me either. There wasn't a bone in my body that ever considered having chickens, until I walked by that bin. I was so naive... I told my husband the chickens in that bin were called "fryers". He smiled at me, and it took me a few minutes to get it. I said, "people are going to eat them?" My husband gave another smile and walked into the tool section. I found an employee, and asked the employee if people were going to eat those chickens. He told me yes. I said, "I'll take them all." I bought a coop for them while there (I've since built a much larger one, understanding very quickly they sell 'toy' coops), but, I only had my car, and we needed to come back with the truck to bring the coop package home. My husband forgot to bring the receipt for the coop when he came back to pick it up, but it didn't matter... they remembered us. The clerk said, "Oh... we know who you are... your wife is the one that tried to save all the chickens in the store."
     
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