Hello and help me identify a couple of my rebels

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mom2Chicken, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. Mom2Chicken

    Mom2Chicken In the Brooder

    Oct 23, 2019
    Hi All,

    I'm excited to join the community. Here's a bit more about us:

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    We've been raising chickens since July.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    We started with four chickens who are doing great. We just added three more. These are our rebels. Their view of the world: Coops are for losers. Chicken yards are for the tame. Tree sleeping is where it's at. But we'll stick around for the food and water.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Here's where we need help. Can you help us identify the breed and estimate the age of our new rebels? Picture attached.

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
    They are wildly entertaining + eggs.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    We have kids and jobs, but thanks for asking.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    We've got three kids, 1 dog, and we work in high tech and agriculture. We love having backyard chickens!

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D
    We've been perusing the site, and figured it's finally time to join!

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  2. BullChick

    BullChick Enslaved by a Duckling

    Apr 17, 2012
    Coffee shop
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  3. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

    Mar 22, 2019
    I am still new to breed identification, but wanted to say welcome to the BYC flock!!!
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  4. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    They may be game birds.
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    With their long legs I would say game birds also.
  6. Hi and welcome!
    your rebel chickens look like they are members of the lightweight Mediterranean class of chickens. they are usually flighty and usually can fly up in trees well. they are also pretty good at escaping predators during the day because of it. during the night they are just as likely to fall victim to nighttime marauders as any other chickens.
    there are many various breeds and colors, but your black one looks like some Sumatras i used to have.
    the small coop in your photograph may not be big enough for all your chickens or they are bullied and not allowed in.
    i hope you enjoy this site as much as me.
    glad you joined us!
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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. Your rebels are game fowl pullets.
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  8. CatWhisperer

    CatWhisperer Crowing

    Jun 16, 2013
    northwest Arkansas
    I agree that your coop is likely too small for your birds. It may not be warm enough in winter depending on where you live.
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  9. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

    Jul 24, 2016
    Washington State
    Hi! :frow Welcome to BYC!
  10. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with your flock, and your tree sleeper's.

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