got my lil 'geek squad'

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by mrsray, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. mrsray

    mrsray Out Of The Brooder

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    5 lil chicks, I was told they are barred rocks, approx 2 weeks old ... check out for more
     
  2. KittyKat3756

    KittyKat3756 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute!

    If you need more ideas for names: Epiphany, IceWeasel (or IceCat) and Konqueror :)
     
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] So cute! [​IMG]
     
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  4. mrsray

    mrsray Out Of The Brooder

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    OMG ... they grow so fast

    here they are about 9 weeks

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    I still know who dell and bing are, but get confused with chrome, firefox and google

    how do you guys tell 'em apart??? LOL
     
  5. KittyKat3756

    KittyKat3756 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By putting rings on their legs ;)
     
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  6. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    I have two Barred Rocks, Millie and Maggie, and I call them the M&M girls. When I am up close to them, I can tell them apart because their combs are different shapes. They also have different personality quirks, but not too different - the M&M girls are at the top of the pecking order together. But it was tough to tell them apart when they were growing and changing. That is one reason I like having a flock with a mix of breeds.

    I have read some people put different color little zip ties on a leg (ends trimmed off) to tell them apart. It's the same idea as leg rings, but they are easier to find in the store.
     
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  7. mrsray

    mrsray Out Of The Brooder

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    That is so cute!!! ... and thanks for the info
     
  8. Urban Flock

    Urban Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 With that many of the same kind rings would be a good idea.
     
  9. mrsray

    mrsray Out Of The Brooder

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    from 12/27 babies to their first eggs laid this past weekend [​IMG]

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    I also just learned that they start laying small eggs that will get larger ... learn something new every day being a new chicken mom
     
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