Found this girl in our backyard

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ImToadie, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. ImToadie

    ImToadie New Egg

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    This chicken appeared in our backyard about 3 days ago. I have been wanting to start raising some backyard chickens for a while now so I took this as a good omen. We have set up a temporary coop in an old rabbit hutch for time being. We were just wondering if you could tell us what breed you think this is? And, if there is any way to tell the approximate age (like if or when she might lay eggs)? Thanks!


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  2. chickenlover478

    chickenlover478 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those lay blue and green eggs!they are called Americana or Easter egg chicken.shes the age right now to start laying eggs.some chickens do not lay in the winter.
     
  3. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He wont be laying any eggs, looks to be about 4 months old
     
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  4. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, HE doefinitly wont be laying you any eggs. Agree probably about 3.5 - 4 months old. Nice little easter egger tho.
     
  5. chickenlover478

    chickenlover478 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry she looks like she's the right size.
     
  6. chickenlover478

    chickenlover478 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or I guess he's a rooster.
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a cockerel but give it more time to be certain.

    and it is an easter egger and if it is a pullet can lay any shade of egg including white, brown, green, blue
     
  8. ImToadie

    ImToadie New Egg

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    You think it's a rooster? How can I find out for sure? My city does not allow me to have a rooster, only hens. I haven't heard any crowing only peeping.
     
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    ImToadie New Egg

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    You think it's a rooster? How can I find out for sure? My city does not allow me to have a rooster, only hens. I haven't heard any crowing only peeping.
     
  10. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    without knowing the age the only way to tell is wait and see
     

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