Help with breed identification

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by intownfarmer, May 4, 2009.

  1. intownfarmer

    intownfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first ever experience with chickens (well actually any farm animals) I think that I am addicted now. I could buy chicks all day long. Anyway, I bought 10 chicks at Tractor Supply last week. They were "Assorted Pullets". I was hoping for Rhode Island or New Hampshire, but am pretty sure they are not either breed. I have 6 Rhode Islands on order for June. Please help me id this breed/breeds. Thanks! This picture is from today (day 5)

    P.S. This is my first forum post, hope the picture works!

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  2. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    I'm not sure but I have the same kind so I'm waiting to see what everyone else says!
     
  3. hikerchick

    hikerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    Dover, PA
    Quote:Me too!
     
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Golden Comets. They will lay brown eggs.
     
  5. xtremevermonter

    xtremevermonter Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. R@ndy

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is the fish tank working as a brooder?
     
  7. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    I agree they look like golden sex links or golden comets. Could be wrong but if they are they are great layers. Good luck with them.
     
  8. intownfarmer

    intownfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the quick feedback. With all the research I did, I came to the conclusion that they were comets. When I went to TSC on Saturday, they had Golden Comets and they looked identical.

    The fish tank is working well, so far. They will need more room soon. I live in Maine and it is too early to put my chicks in the barn. Will have to get creative soon. How soon before they start to fly?
     
  9. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Probably 4-6 days (if that long!)
     
  10. chickenguysmom

    chickenguysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree with Georgialee. Ours our about 10 days old but were flying/hopping the 18" over the brooder (rubbermaid tub) two days ago. You can devise a screen of some type (with ventilation) for over the top and that holds them for about another week maybe two but then they get so big so fast that you end up moving them to something bigger.

    Time to get started on your coop or chicken tractor.
     

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