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how to identify chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by puebloyoga, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. puebloyoga

    puebloyoga Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I'm new to chicks (today!) and I just received my order of 6 chickens from mypetchicken.com. 2 died en route [​IMG] Any good web site/resource to identify which ones survived (and didn't)

    -Jen
    Oakland, CA
     
  2. vsmenagerie

    vsmenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they have chick pictures on their websites? I know a lot of the hatcheries do, so you could start there [​IMG] Which did you order?
     
  3. puebloyoga

    puebloyoga Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! We ordered one Buff Orpington, one Welsummer, two Easter Eggers, one Rhode Island Red, one Golden Laced Wyandotte. The two that died look like they are the same - have stripes down their back - they are tan with black stripes. I think they might be Easter Eggers, but it's hard to tell from their web site b/c they have about 20 different photos of that variety, but that's my hunch anyway.

    Jen
    Oakland, CA
     
  4. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I would suggest going to feathersite.com and look in the chicken catagory. They have pictures of every breed and the chicks too! Sorry you lost some! [​IMG] Sounds like they were either EEs or Welsummers.
     
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  5. puebloyoga

    puebloyoga Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all of the advice. It's helping me get through my first day of raising chicks - amazing how quickly I'm already attached to them and luxuriating in the peeps.

    Jen
    Oakland, CA
    ---still figuring out what kind of chicks I have left [​IMG]
     

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