I NEED HELP, My name is Amy and I have a chicken addiction

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CayuseRanch, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. CayuseRanch

    CayuseRanch Songster

    Apr 4, 2011
    Newalla, Oklahoma
    Hello, my name is Amy and I have a chicken addiction. (The circle of onlookers say, "welcome Amy")

    It doesn't matter if I go to a swap, an auction, a fellow chicken owners home or a feed store, I always come home with chickens! It doesn't matter what age they are, what gender, what breed or even if I know the breed! I started this little adventure about 6 weeks ago. Needless to say with todays additions I am now at 44 chickens or chicks [​IMG]

    So today I came home with 7 new additions, all supposed to be pullets, but I have absolutely NO idea what they are. All I know is that I don't currently have any that look like they do [​IMG]

    Want to help me identify?

    Chick 1 (This one is pretty much solid black except some yellow on the belly and little white on the wings)


    Chick 2 ( I have a couple like this...the polka dots on the back sold me lol)

    Chick 3 This one is all yellow except the straight line down its head and the feathers

    Chick 4 (Couple of these too, darker, point area on head.)

    Now if one of you could kindly point me in the direction of a good 12 step program?
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2011

  2. Pairie Faring

    Pairie Faring Chirping

    Apr 11, 2011
    Dodge City
    The black one looks like my Black sex link pullets. Second ones might be EE?
  3. CayuseRanch

    CayuseRanch Songster

    Apr 4, 2011
    Newalla, Oklahoma
    I was thinking that the EE had face tufts and green legs. They all have yellow legs. and no visible tufts 'yet'. black sex link makes sense on the black one.
  4. J.S. Webb

    J.S. Webb In the Brooder

    Apr 26, 2011
    N/W Florida
    I think the brown is EE. Not 100% on the black one.
  5. QuailQT

    QuailQT Songster

    Oct 23, 2009
    NW PA
    The black one does look similar to black sex links-no idea on the others, but EE's do usually have small muffs as chicks and some feathering on the legs, I think.

    I am definitely no sexing expert AT ALL, and they are marked female, but I thought that when the wing feathers looked like they were all in a row like #2's, that meant they were likely to be a male and if they were staggered then female? The eye looks like a male to me too-[​IMG] [​IMG] (again, No "S-expert" here-probably wrong).

    Also, that wing marker idea is pretty neat. Did they come that way from the store or did you do that? I need to get some sort of identification for my flock.

    Sorry, that I can't help more with the breed identification.

  6. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    You do not! Take two chicks and call me in the morning.

    Dr. R. Hicks
  7. Naughty

    Naughty Songster

    Apr 10, 2010
    Quote:They are all enablers here - I know - I started only going to get about 3 hens - am up to 22
  8. CayuseRanch

    CayuseRanch Songster

    Apr 4, 2011
    Newalla, Oklahoma
    Quote:The store marked them that way, Yuo have to pull the bands out, but if you wait until they are a little older they come out easier. I think the staggered thing is only in 1st day faze? But no idea. With as many as I up to I won't be surprised at all if I have several roos! Lol, figure if I keep buying pullets it will up my odds of hens?? [​IMG]
  9. featherbaby

    featherbaby Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL 32210

    STEP 1: We admitted we were powerless over our chicken addictions and our compulsion to
    have more of them. As a result our schedules have become unmanageable.

    STEP 2: We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity,
    and his name is NOT Dear Husband or Dear Wife.

    STEP 3: We made a decision to turn our life with poultry and will to have more of them over to
    the care of God.

    STEP 4: We made a searching inventory of precisely how many chickens we have at present
    and how many square feet of coops and runs we currently own. (roll eyes here)

    STEP 5: We admitted to God, ourselves, spouse and BYC’rs the exact amount of our

    STEP 6: We are entirely ready to cull all the unnecessary chickens from the flock to make
    room for upgrading our stock.

    STEP 7: We humbly asked God to help us choose which ones to cull and which ones to keep.

    STEP 8: We made a list of all the good breeders and helpful friends that have encouraged us
    in our quest for breeding excellence.

    STEP 9: We made a plan to reciprocate to each of these people for all the good things they
    have done to help us happily overindulge in our chickaddiction. We also commit to
    ‘pay it forward’ to any new convert to chicken raising by being generous and helpful
    where ever possible.

    STEP 10: We continued to take a personal inventory of how much money and time we spend
    with our feathered children, and vowed to give our spouses and children equal time.

    STEP 11: We prayed that God would keep our families and flocks safe from predators
    and disease, and for greater knowledge of His will for our happiness.

    STEP 12: Having had a truly delightful experience in keeping chickens, we promise to carry
    the message to others and work tirelessly to help others become as hopelessly
    addicted to chickens as we are.


    by Featherbaby (written 7-4-09)
    ( Chicken Enablers Unanimous)

  10. chick on a stick

    chick on a stick In the Brooder

    Apr 19, 2011
    You didn't happen to get them from Atwoods did you? We bought a few recently from there. One of ours looks a lot like yours with the polks dots. I have posted her pic on here before. I think she is either a buttercup or a golden campine. We also got some black ones, too. But, ours have orange legs. They were identified on here as possible Australorps. Yours may be Black Stars (Black Sex-link).

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