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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Smythe, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Smythe

    Smythe In the Brooder

    Apr 12, 2016
    I bought my first 6 chicks Feb 17th and since I'm new at this, I bought them from Tractor Supply. It was the closest store to my house, to buy chickens. When the guy helping me catch and box them said, "I don't know anything about these chickens." when I asked a question, I should have gone somewhere else, but I didn't. I wasn't worried about anything going wrong.
    They were labeled "Black Sex Link" and "Gold Sex Link". Under the names it said "Rhode Island Red and Barred Plymouth Rock mix. I pulled them from the pullet pens but one of the black ones is a rooster. I heard him crow the first time this morning. I noticed he had a comb and wattle when the others didn't and he is very bossy so I knew I had some exciting days ahead. He has been the friendliest out of the three black ones. The other two are running away from me all the time. I guess he will turn on me sooner or later. They also have feathery legs and feet. I don't think that is a trait of the Black Sex Link so I really don't know what they are.
    Every time I ask Google a question about chickens, there are five or six answers from backyardchickens.com, so I thought I should become a member.
    I have four children who are all grown but the youngest one talked me into getting some chickens so he could have fresh eggs. He is helping me build a coop so I said, "Okay".

  2. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

    Feb 5, 2015
    The Golden State~
    Hello and [​IMG]
    We're glad you joined us!
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Congrats on your chicks :celebrate Its a shame you got a cockerel in the mix, are you able to keep him in your area? The learning centre would be a great place for you to check out, here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Wishing you the very best of luck. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help and very friendly. There really is a section for everything in the forums.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  4. chickiezar

    chickiezar Chirping

    Apr 12, 2016
    I am a newbie like 2 week old newbie. Of course I bought my babies from tractor supply and I believe I have 4 roosters. I joined because of the same reason as you.
    I love em and I dont want to come home to a killzone of rooster fights.
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to BYC. When your chicks are 6 weeks old you can post photos of them at "what breed or gender is this." Black sex links do not have feathered feet/legs.
  7. yochickiemomma

    yochickiemomma Chirping

    May 8, 2015
    I bought 25 pullets last year and ended up with 4 roosters. They were mean and ended up in the deepfrier :)

  8. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 14, 2010
    Hardy Township, OH
  9. Smythe

    Smythe In the Brooder

    Apr 12, 2016
    Thanks everyone for the friendly welcome.

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