My Girls

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Peggy-Sue, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Peggy-Sue

    Peggy-Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Pittsburgh! Me and my fiancee are new to chickens and are loving them ever so much. We got our girls at the end of August. Right now we have 1 Orpington named Darla. 1 Plymouth Barred Rock named Peggy-Sue. 1 Black Sex Link named Gorloia or GG. 1 Wilsummer named Summer. And 1 Welsummer/RIR mix named Pumpkin. Our Sex-link and Plymouth just turned 19 weeks and our Orpington is 16 weeks (She just got her big girl cluck!). Now our Welsummer is over a year old maybe 2. She is the mother of our RIR mix. And our RIR mix was born in April. I would like to say we have no eggs yet [​IMG] but are eagerly waiting. We would of thought we would of had at least one egg from our Welsummer. When we bought our girls the lady new for-sure the age of Darla, Peggy, and GG however she wasn't sure of Summer and Pumpkin. What do you guys think?

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    Darla, GG, Pumpkin, Peggy

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  2. Lmoreau70

    Lmoreau70 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 15 girls. 5 Rhode Island Reds, 4 Delewares Hampshire x, 3 Buff Orpington and 3 Barred Rock. I just got my first egg yesterday. I am not sure who it came from but some of my girls combs and wattles are much larger and redder than the others. I am sure it is one of them laying. Are those recent pics? Their combs seem small and pink. Might be awhile. I guess they all mature at different times.
     
  3. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice flock.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome.

    There is no way that any of those chickens in the top picture are 19 weeks old. More like the 13-16 week range. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you have a while to wait for eggs.

    Is Summer molting? Are you seeing feathers around?
     
  5. Peggy-Sue

    Peggy-Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What age do they usually start clucking and not peeping? Happy Chook, I sure hope your not right lol... The lady seemed to know her stuff she had three or four different coops with different age birds that she hatched over the past year. She had hatch date charts and everything. She sells them for a living. Ill post some better pictures in alittle! Also Summer is not molting (as far as I know). Shes the oddball, she kinda does her own thing. Is that because she is older?
     
  6. Peggy-Sue

    Peggy-Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would also like to add that GG and Peggy are very wide at the hips, I guess I would say they have filled out. They are about the size of Summer. We have had our girls for 5+ weeks now and they have gotten a lot bigger!
     
  7. Peggy-Sue

    Peggy-Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some more pictures our our girls! Now what do you guys think???
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    Peggy we think is 19 weeks


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    Darla should be around 15 weeks

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    GG is 19 weeks


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    Pumpkins age ???


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    Our oldest Summer we dont know an age, she is the mother of pumpkin
     
  8. mrsc1951

    mrsc1951 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with Happy Chook - no way those girls are that old. Their faces would be redder and combs and wattles more developed. [​IMG]
     

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