Distinguishing my New Baby Chicks :)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by btny9, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. btny9

    btny9 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got my baby chicks :) I ordered from Murray McMurray and I ordered this:

    - 15 Brown Egg Layers (which could be any of the following)
    • Black Australorps
    • Lt. Brahmas
    • Dark Cornish
    • Black and White Giants
    • Buff and White Orpingtons
    • New Hampshire
    • Rhode Island Reds
    • Barred Rocks
    • White Rocks
    • Partridge Rocks
    • Buff Rocks
    • Delaware
    • Sussex
    • Turkens
    • White Wyandottes
    • Silver Laced Wyandottes
    • Columbian Wyandottes
    • Red Star and Black Star
    - 1 New Hampshire
    - 3 Buff Orpingtons
    - 2 Red Stars
    - 2 Black Stars

    - 2 Black Australorp

    Does anyone have any tips on how I can identify which chicks are which breeds? Any help is is very very helpful and I appreciate it so much.
     
  2. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    McMurray has pictures on their website of the chicks they sell. That's how I figured out one from the other when I ordered from them.
     
  3. btny9

    btny9 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll have to try that. Thank you.
     
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    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. btny9

    btny9 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm looking on there sight now but there are some that all look the same. How do I distinguish them. Are there any traits that go with certain breeds?
     
  6. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    You may just have to wait a week or so for their feathers to start coming in. It'll be easier to start telling one from the other then.
     
  7. btny9

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    This is two pictures of a bird I recieved that do not really look like the others.

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  8. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Gosh, I don't know. I'm not the best at IDing chicks. Maybe someone else can? BTW, I'm noticing the newspaper. Is that their brooder floor? If so, may I suggest that you use paper towling instead? Pine shavings or sand are even better. Newspaper is slippery and can lead to spraddle leg.
     
  9. btny9

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    Oh yea :) the newspaper was there but I have litter over the newspaper I was In the process of cleaning up :)
     
  10. btny9

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    Oh and is Hay something I could use. Last night I was thinking about it instead of buying new litter all the time because I have tones of hay.
     

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