I am TOTALLY new to raising chickens... I was given some chicks and have no idea what breed or sex t

1of5wives

Hatching
7 Years
May 22, 2012
5
0
7
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
My friend thought she would get some chickens.... unfortunately she did not check the bylaws and after getting the chickens she was told by her neighbour that it was illegal to keep chickens in the city. I have ended up with the chickens and have no idea what breed or sex they are... Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, and I look forward to learning many, many, chicken related info.

 

n8ivetxn

Songster
8 Years
Nov 15, 2011
1,574
65
181
Elma, Washington
What cuties! - I had to stop and look, but I'm completely useless in this department. You came to the right place - Soon you'll know!
 

Jferlisi

i dont eat chicken!!!!
9 Years
Nov 2, 2010
1,362
4
153
Menifee CA
Im sorry i cant be of any help. At the age they are it would be very hard for alot of people to tell breeds since alot of chicks have the same down makerings and as for sex you wont be able to tell for a few months. If she got them from a feed store or hatchery mostlikely a good portion of them are hens. Do any have fuzzy legs or green/grey legs?
 

aoxa

Crowing
8 Years
Aug 8, 2011
19,042
1,176
421
Shediac Cape NB, Canada
My Coop
Also, you do have a heat lamp for them right? They look too young to be outside - Temperatures should be 32 for the first week of their life.

I only say this because I see that they are outside, and the last picture - the chick looks cold to me. :idunno
 

farmerChef

Songster
9 Years
Nov 18, 2010
3,444
85
221
Southern Georgia
My Coop
Gold faced are Gold Laced, probly Wyandottes
White faced are Silver Laced, probly Wyandottes, unless the have feathered legs then Cochins.
Not sure on the yellow ones
 

juliechick

Transplanted Hillbilly
11 Years
Jun 27, 2008
3,149
63
256
Southeast AR
Just some advice: you need to cut the grass up into smaller pieces for them. They won't be able to do it themselves at this age and they can't eat that big of a piece of grass. Wouldn't want them to choke on it. :)
 

aoxa

Crowing
8 Years
Aug 8, 2011
19,042
1,176
421
Shediac Cape NB, Canada
My Coop
Just some advice: you need to cut the grass up into smaller pieces for them. They won't be able to do it themselves at this age and they can't eat that big of a piece of grass. Wouldn't want them to choke on it. :)
This is what I do for mine. They didn't start trying to eat it until they were 2 weeks old - though the geese loved it from day 1.
 

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