Help me identify these chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CoronaCowboy, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. CoronaCowboy

    CoronaCowboy Out Of The Brooder

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    I got a batch of chicks from Ideal. It's the FIRST bacch of chicks I've ordered and I'm not at all sure what kind of chicks the packing peanuts are.

    I ordered 2 blue cochin pulets and 5 Black sex link pullets. They added 12 packing peanuts...

    Herfe's the chicks I ordered...
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    and here are the chicks in question...

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    Thanks for the help identifying these
     
  2. CBee

    CBee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure the chicks in question are Rhode Island Reds-well, positive, actually. That's what my babies looked like when they came in. [​IMG] Just watch them as they get older, though. Those little roos can pick the heck out of the other ones. I just separated my RIRs from the ones I ordered today, at 2 weeks old. They were just getting too rowdy. Luckily, some nearby lady is coming tomorrow to take them to their new home.

    Good luck with the babies! You guys will have loads of fun with them. [​IMG]
     
  3. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    I guess it's the 'Ideal Special' [​IMG] I got 10 'free' RIR roosters once [​IMG]
     
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  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    yep. production RIR's. they wont have dark mahogany plumage, but the pullets are egg machines.

    sweet little babies! [​IMG]
     
  5. CoronaCowboy

    CoronaCowboy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the quick feeback...

    I'll keep an eye out on their temprement and separate them if necessary...

    I've already seen the reds picking at the other chicks...

    Will they hurt them? They seem to pick at the Black sex links's eyes...

    Thanks for the info!!!

    Love the new chicks... can't wait for them to grow up!
     
  6. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    Sorry to say, my roosters turned into fiends. Then fajitas. I penned them separately.
     

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