I got myself 6 chicks - but I can't figure out what one of them is

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tara7815, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. tara7815

    tara7815 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2009
  2. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

    Jan 19, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    I think it an EE (easter egger)
  3. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Congratulations! Looks like an Easter Egger [​IMG]

    Sometimes the hatcheries call them Araucanas or Ameraucanas, but they're technically Easter Eggers. Did you get sexed pullets?
  4. Big Red's Mom

    Big Red's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Terry, Mississippi
    Looks like an EE to me also......I had 8 little ones this March and 4 of them look like that.
  5. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    EE for SURE, mine looked just like that! Like little chipmunks.
  6. tara7815

    tara7815 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2009
    I'm really excited - and my daughter is in love with the EE - go figure [​IMG]

    question - I have one that is sleeping seperate than the other 5
    and every once in a while they come over and peck her
    should I be worried?
    She does get up and move around - but she defiantely stays seperate for some reason.
  7. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Medford, Oregon
    Quote:I had one RIR that did the same thing for about 3 wks. She slept a lot directly under the heat lamp. The nine other assorted chicks would be running around eating and drinking and would occasionally run over the top of her. She'd get up and go lay down in another spot.

    She was much smaller than the rest but still ate and drank, just not as much.

    I expected to find her dead one day but then she stopped sleeping and ate more and by 5 1/2 wks old, I couldn't tell the difference between her and the other RIR. Today, at 30 wks old, I can't tell the two apart.

    Just let your little one sleep and do her thing. I would use a red light and make sure you have plenty of things for your other chicks to do in the brooder to keep them busy so they won't be inclined to pick on Sleepy. I used to call mine 'Little Red'.

    Good luck with your little one.

    At 1 wk, you can see how much smaller she was (on left)
  8. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Everybody is calling it an Easter Egger. IS that the same thing as an Ameraucana? It looks just like my Ameraucana chicks. Are EE's a different breed or is that a knickname?
  9. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2009
    Quote:EEs are mutt ameraucanas. They're crosses and not purebreds even though you can often find people selling them as such.
  10. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    Does she have green legs?? If so EE for sure. [​IMG]

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