First time having chickens. Please help

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by joelharper, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. joelharper

    joelharper Out Of The Brooder

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    Sunday March 15th I went to atwoods and bought 3 black sexlink and 3 gold sexlink pullets. After reading on here I am nervous that one might be a boy. It's the only one that has white on his head and I noticed that it has yellow feet but the two other ones have black feet. They all have wing bands. I am assuming for sexing but not sure. Do I leave them in the wings. Do I take them out. How do I take them out if I am supposed too. I don't want to hurt them. Will try to post better pics of the one in question and all the others as well. Please help
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home! It looks like you have a male chick on your hands. I've never had a band on there wing so I'm not sure how to take it off.
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    AKA Black Sex links.
     
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  4. joelharper

    joelharper Out Of The Brooder

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    Well crap. Hahaha. Thanks for the info
     
  5. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Welcome to BYC! Yes, @Chicken Girl1 is right looks like that ones a rooster. [​IMG] I have never had a chick with a wing band so I wouldn't know how to take it off, but I think you probably should. As the chicks will grow the band will get really tight and be very uncomfortable. I suggest you post in the ''raising baby chicks'' section of the forum and ask for advise on how to remove it. Enjoy your new flock!
     
  6. joelharper

    joelharper Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you and I will post there too.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.
     
  9. joelharper

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    Thank you. Now if I can get up to date with chicken growing chicken growing I will be alright
     
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