Hello from Queensland, Australia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JaneC, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. JaneC

    JaneC Hatching

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    Hi,
    We have just been given 4 hens. While we were planning on getting chickens we've only just moved house and we are not set up yet. So, for at least a few more days our chickens are living in the backyard during the day and sleeping in a cage in our laundry overnight. The chickens are from a school chicken raising project so they are used to being handled and are very docile. We were told that they are 5-6 week old Rhode Island Reds, but after googling I doubt it. The age might be right, but the colours aren't. Anyway I read some posts and thought that this looked like a great community. :) [​IMG][/IMG]
     

  2. JaneC

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    Can anyone identify the likely breed from these photos?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
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  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    My guess (and it's only a guess) on the reddish color birds is that they are red sex links, they are a hybrid and terrific egg layers. Not sure about the white ones. More greeters will be along and they may be able to give you a better id.

    Thanks for joining us, nice of you to take the school projects home!
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    G'day and Welcome to Backyard chickens. BYC has a large Aussie community and a thread "Australia, six states and one funny little island," that you might enjoy. I too, suggest you post photos at "what breed or gender is this." If you know the age, that is another plus.
     
  6. JaneC

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    Thank you all. I will try those threads.
    :)
     
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  7. Hi :welcome
    The white ones remind me of my white Plymouth rocks and my best guess is a red sex link on the other.
     

  8. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic

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    Hi and [​IMG] I am glad you joined us!
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

  10. JaneC

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    Thank you :)
     

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