City chick raising city chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by txbabymama, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. txbabymama

    txbabymama New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Jul 18, 2016
    Hey ya'll! I'm brand new here, although I've been stalking for many months! I decided to raise chickens for eggs recently, and bought 4 pullets that are now 16 & 17 weeks old, respectively. After losing one of my girls, I added one of an unknown age and breed. Most recently, I picked up another unknown age/breed but I suspected she was a bantam cochin. I really need help figuring out if my little one is a hen or a roo! Bonus would be to figure out what my other girl is.[​IMG]
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    32,022
    4,712
    581
    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I am sorry you lost one already. [​IMG] It's never easy to lose them.

    Aww...what a cute flock! You will want to post pictures in our What Breed and Gender section of our forums for help with ID's and such... https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

    Enjoy your lovely flock and welcome to ours! :)
     
  3. nana3387

    nana3387 Just Hatched

    43
    3
    16
    Jul 18, 2016
    West Virginia
    Nice to meet you! Love your flock!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    82,502
    10,270
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Very nice flock. Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    28,707
    14,900
    616
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    :welcome - great that you have joined us. I'm sure the breed experts will help you out.

    Ct
     
  6. HennyPennyFFA

    HennyPennyFFA New Egg

    6
    0
    6
    Jul 19, 2016
    Hello I'm new to BYC I love poultry I
    Have 2 white Indian runner duck hens
    4 Muscovy ducks I have no idea the sex they are 82 days old and 5 pekin ducklings 4 Cornish cross chicks (putting them up for auction in skagit county fair) and 10 Plymouth Rock chickens 1 black jersey giant rooster (likes to swim in the ducks pool) and one black jersey giant hen
     
  7. nana3387

    nana3387 Just Hatched

    43
    3
    16
    Jul 18, 2016
    West Virginia


    Hello! I had no clue how to tell the gender of my ducks either but I've figured out the ducks that have the loud calls are the females and the ones with the quieter, more horse sounding calls are the boys!

    Hope I helped! Congratulations!
     
  8. HennyPennyFFA

    HennyPennyFFA New Egg

    6
    0
    6
    Jul 19, 2016
    With most ducks you will see a drake feather
    (A feather that curls up like a J shape) and if it has the drake feather it's a boy but Muscovys don't have a drake feather
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,795
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. HennyPennyFFA

    HennyPennyFFA New Egg

    6
    0
    6
    Jul 19, 2016
    Thank you and I'm getting another Rouen duck drake and maybe a blue Swedish
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by