my introduction :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mommalou71, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. mommalou71

    mommalou71 In the Brooder

    Sep 19, 2018
    Hi :) my husband and i bought a 44 acre farm in the country in alabama back in April. my adult son bought me 7 baby chicks for mother's day. 5 light brahma and 2 that we thought were barred rock. my husband and i thought it would be great to have fresh eggs, so that's our intent with these chicks. these chicks aren't guaranteed sexed ( nor was the breed guaranteed). but the lady at rural king believed they were all hens at the time of purchase. Now, they are about 13 weeks old, and one looks "different" from the others, so now I'm wondering if its not a roo. I'm no expert, and i can only tell roo's from pullets when full grown. I also have 2 dogs, a german shepherd, and a malinois. my pups are only 6 months olds and have been going in the run with me every day and do pretty good around the chicks. i joined this group to learn more about chickens and maybe identify if my questionable chick is a roo or not.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2018
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hi and welcome to BYC!:frow
    Post some pictures of your questionable bird and we'll help you out!
  3. PrettyChickens15

    PrettyChickens15 Songster

    Jan 5, 2018
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
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    Welcome to BYC!
    :yesss: We are glad you joined our flock!

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  5. Thank you for joining us!
    Your farm and family sound wonderful,.
    Definately post some pictures of your birds soon, love to see them and look for that rooster?
    Welcome to the backyard!
  6. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
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  7. adrikeen

    adrikeen Whooo let the chicks ooout? Peep...peep...peep

    Sep 10, 2012
    Newark Delaware
    Glad you joined our flock! Pull up a roost! :hugs
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  8. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Howdy! :frow Welcome to our FUNomenal community! What a wonderful Mother’s Day gift! ❤️ Best wishes and have lots of fun!
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  9. Rick M

    Rick M Crowing

    Jun 21, 2018
    Southwest Missouri
    Hello and welcome to BYC:frow. How old is your malinois? We just got ours and its 2.5 months old. I used to work with working dogs and used to supervise k9 units. It was a challenge at first to get her to not lunge at our hens. Our hens free range on our small farm so there is chicken poo all over and trying to break a pup from wanting to eat those :rant treats has been tough.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2018
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Please post photos of your "unknowns" at "What breed or gender is this." The great folks there will sort them out for you. :welcome
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