Got some New chicks today

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MartinsPoultry, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. MartinsPoultry

    MartinsPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    So my fiance and I bought 6 new chickens peeps today, 2 Bantams and 4 Plymouth Rocks. I believe I have 1 roo and 3 hens for the Rocks but as for the 2 Banties I am not sure about. All the peeps are 1 day old, and peeping up a storm talking to my adult hens in the house who are regrowing feathers after being badly plucked.




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    Black Legged chick with Bantie

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    All the chicks Together

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    Feathered feet all the way over the center toe

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    no feathered toes

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    Above is the same Chick, I think its a pullet

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    Same two pictures of the same chick, dark black legs.


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    Bright yellow, little black in the feet. I am leaning towards Roo

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    More black than the one above

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    More black then both of the yellow showers

    Could anyone help me sex them? I read a thread on here that darker legs mean hens and brighter legs mean roos for Plymouths. I am hoping 1 Rooster 3 hens to start a pure breed flock of my own. Banties I am hoping at least 1 rooster i love their eee eee eeee crows its so cute.

    All of these are my starters for the season. I do have other chickens but those are adults and all hens. I also own, Turkeys, Ducks and Guineas.
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    The rocks can usually be sexed fairly well by looking at their head spots and the wash down their legs. Can you post a picture of the head spots and we can help you sex them? Also, the second 'rock' pictured with the brown face is not a barred rock.
     
  3. MartinsPoultry

    MartinsPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chick 1, small light spot

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    Chick 2, very large white spot takes up most of the back of the head

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    Chick 3 and 4
    3 is left with faded white spot
    4 is right with no white spot but his/her head has brown showing around face
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    4 isn't a barred rock with no spot and the brown. 2 has a very diffuse head spot and that generally indicates a male. The others appear to have small, condensed head spots. If the head spots are condensed and aren't very spread out then there's a good chance they are pullets.

    You will be able to tell for sure when they start to feather because males will be double barred and females single barred.

    Where did you get them? Are you sure the rest are indeed barred rocks? I just ask since the one isn't.
     
  5. MartinsPoultry

    MartinsPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got them from tractor supply today from their chick days sale. They had them mixed with americauna chicks.
     
  6. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    That brown one isn't looking like an easter egger either. Could be a female black sex link. Which makes me worried that you just got stuck with a lot of male black sex links which is why I asked :(

    We'll keep our fingers crossed that they're barred rocks though.
     
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  7. MartinsPoultry

    MartinsPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ill post better photos as they are up now and eating like little monsters.



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    Copper baby both above pics

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    Large spot Boy chick 3

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    Light spot baby 4


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    Bantie 1

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    Talkative Bantie 2
     

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