I ordered some "ideal 236" chickens, and they added some "packing peanut" chickens. What breed of

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 400constantne, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. 400constantne

    400constantne Out Of The Brooder

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  2. KBlue

    KBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rhode island red ?

    or buckeye ??

    I'm curious what others think...
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Wrong comb for a Buckeye.....So I'm guessing RIR.
     
  4. 400constantne

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    The winner gets free protein from thin air!

    Just put a bunch of 3/8 inch holes in a 5 gallon bucket. Suspend it in the air. Put deer skin, or other such carcasses in there...
    The flies lay the eggs,
    The eggs turn into maggots
    The maggots fall out the bottom
    The chickens snatch up the "free protein from thin air!"

    (make sure your chickens can not reach the bucket;)

    Only works when it is warm enough for flies...
     
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    Also the chicken is about 8 weeks old.
     
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    Thanks for the quick responses! I looked up pictures of RIR on Google, and they do look a lot like my chickens. I also wonder if they could be "production red?"
     
  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Yes, hatchery production reds. Nice looking birds, and if pullets, and should lay very well. A true RIR is a rich mahogany color and different body shape.
     
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Production red, cherry egger, something along those lines. And at 8 weeks, thass a roo!
     

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