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GL Wyandottes went out to the coop yesterday

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jimrichter, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. jimrichter

    jimrichter Out Of The Brooder

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    After about 5 and 1/2 weeks, our small flock (17) of Golden Laced Wyandottes went out to the coop to live yesterday. They're very happy to be in bigger environs, including the large chicken run. They've had a ball scratching up worms and running around the run. Built the coop last year from the remains of an old treehouse, with a little bit of new plywood added for the walls. You can see that it has an external nesting box, which truly maximizes the modest floor space.

    Jim

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  2. jimrichter

    jimrichter Out Of The Brooder

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    The chicks came from Mt Healthy Hatcheries in Cincinnati--excellent mail order hatchery. 15 is the minimum order (rather than the customary 25). We ordered 15 and they stuck in 2 more for whatever reason (warmth?). All were healthy on arrival and all have survived so far.

    Out of the 17, 10 are cockerels and 7 are pullets. We'll butcher all the cockerels save one. Our coop size will allow for 8.

    Jim
     
  3. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What pretty birds! Here's a question for you. I got 4 new babies today. We know what 2 are but unsure about the other two. They are about 3 weeks old, looking at this pic, does this look like a GL Wyandotte to you?[​IMG]Thanks! Sherry
     
  4. jimrichter

    jimrichter Out Of The Brooder

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    Could be. This is what ours looked like at 3 weeks:

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  5. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much. Your pic is much cleared than mine. I do believe that's what I have. I hope so. They are gorgeous! Thanks again.
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  6. Jimagination

    Jimagination Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sherry-
    I am not sure, but she looks very much like one of my Easter Eggers! SO could be that?
     
  7. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just don't really know. He/She looks alot like Jim's 3 week old GLW. I don't know what the brown and white one is either. I guess I'll really find out when they get bigger.
     
  8. mlheran

    mlheran Chillin' With My Peeps

    I second Jimagination, Sherry. That looks like an Ameraucana (easter egger) to me -there's white on the tips of the wings, whereas GL Wyandottes are edged in solid black with gold in the middle. Ameraucana are still nice birds though! [​IMG]

    And Jim, that's a nice little coop and a lovely young flock -best of luck! [​IMG]
     
  9. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll be happy with that too. I have one araucana pullet in the bunch.
    Thanks for the help.
     
  10. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This pic is a little clearer.[​IMG]
     

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