dont know what breed I have

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by novakane, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. novakane

    novakane New Egg

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    I not sure what breed or any bout my chicken I think my rooster is a orpington by pics I seen but not sure on the hen info on both would be vary helpfully as im new to this thank you ,#[​IMG] Noah Beaty urban guerilla farming
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  3. novakane

    novakane New Egg

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    Thank u what is a RIR is that a road island red
     
  4. The ChickenKing

    The ChickenKing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah
     
  5. novakane

    novakane New Egg

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    So the hen hen is RIR and I rigth the rooster is a orpington ok next question im live in Indiana what should I do in winter months
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. The bird in your picture is definitely a Rhode Island Red, not a Buff Orpington. Feel free to ask if you have any more questions. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Depending on how cold it gets, straw bales, heat lamps, (positioned high above the ground) extra bedding and insulation all help with warmth.
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Rhode Island Reds are a cold hardy breed, so you won't have to worry too much. Just make certain that the coop is well insulated, draft free, and dry (no leaks or moisture seeping through or blowing into the coop). Moisture is a more critical problem than temperature. I've raised Black Australorps where the winter temperature reached -30 F, and with a dry, draft free coop, they did just fine.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    welcome to BYC - any relation to Claude Beatty?
     

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