I need to know what breed are my six chicks?

sheritashair1

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We have 6 chicks and need to know their breed, when do they lay eggs and how many? Thanks. Attached is their picture. I'm not sure why the pic is not attaching?
 
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Ol Grey Mare

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Hopefully you can get the photo to work soon - then we will be happy to help you ID your birds and give you some of the information you are looking for about their breed.
 

sheritashair1

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I hope this did it.
 

Ol Grey Mare

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The white birds are Cornish Cross - a meat bird.
If you can get side shots of the birds in a natural, standing position we can work on IDing the other chicks for you.
 

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Sorry but, this picture only shows what color they are. We really need to see individual photos of each bird. Nice Clear , close ups showing front so we can see comb, and feet.

Also a side view of each one. How old are they now? IF you have females it will be months till they start laying and dependent on breed, some may be later to start laying.

Better not to count eggs before chicks have even been sexed.
 

sheritashair1

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Yes they are all females, I looked at them myself. And I well have to take better pictures later so you can see them clearly. And I believe my hubby brought them home like the end of March/beg of April. Thanks for your help.
 

Ol Grey Mare

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Yes they are all females, I looked at them myself. And I well have to take better pictures later so you can see them clearly. And I believe my hubby brought them home like the end of March/beg of April. Thanks for your help.

What drumstick diva is getting at is that while they may have been sold as female that is not a guarantee as the gender of chickens is not as easy to determine as it is with say cats or dogs - and there is a 5-15% error rate by even the best sexers that are employed by hatcheries. When you buy "sexed pullets" (females) you can still end up with cockerels. Additionally, the meat birds will not be laying eggs for you as they are about halfway to the point of being processed - which is well before they reach the point of .lay, unfortunately
 
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BantamLover21

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The two white ones are Cornish Cross meat birds. Unless you severely limit their feed, they will not survive past 8-10 weeks and won't ever lay eggs. Cornish cross are usually butchered at 6-8 weeks of age, since they grow very rapidly and tend to have heart/structural problems.

The two solid red birds are Production Reds. They appear to be pullets for now. Production Reds are excellent productive breeds, so they should start laying brown eggs for you at 5-6 months old. The red/white chick is a Red Sex-link pullet, which is another brown-egg laying production breed that should begin laying at around the same time as your Production Reds.

The black chick could be many black breeds, since black chicks look very similar. However, I would suspect that it is a Black Australorp or Black Sex-link. Both Australorps and Black Sex-links are great egg layers.

The number of eggs a chicken lays depends on its health, breed, diet, and external conditions. However, I would expect at least 200 eggs per year from each of your Production Reds (assuming they're pullets), Australorp, and Red Sex-link. Most likely, they will lay even more eggs than that; I'm being a little conservative.
 
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The two white ones are Cornish Cross meat birds. Unless you severely limit their feed, they will not survive past 8-10 weeks and won't ever lay eggs. Cornish cross are usually butchered at 6-8 weeks of age, since they grow very rapidly and tend to have heart/structural problems.

The two solid red birds are Production Reds. They appear to be pullets for now. Production Reds are excellent productive breeds, so they should start laying brown eggs for you at 5-6 months old. The red/white chick is a Red Sex-link pullet, which is another brown-egg laying production breed that should begin laying at around the same time as your Production Reds.

The black chick could be many black breeds, since black chicks look very similar. However, I would suspect that it is a Black Australorp or Black Sex-link. Both Australorps and Black Sex-links are great egg layers.

The number of eggs a chicken lays depends on its health, breed, diet, and external conditions. However, I would expect at least 200 eggs per year from each of your Production Reds (assuming they're pullets), Australorp, and Red Sex-link. Most likely, they will lay even more eggs than that; I'm being a little conservative.
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