my son brought home a chicken

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bokki, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Bokki

    Bokki New Egg

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    I'm new to backyard chickens. My 18 year old is loving having them around and he brought one home from a local chicken rescue. Any breed identification?

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  2. kelck22

    kelck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be a welsummer. If that is your only chicken you need to get at least one more. They do not do good by themselves.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] She is a light brown leghorn - possibly rose combed - can't quite make out her comb.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Looks like a brown leghorn hen to me, but I am not sure.

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    Congrats on your new chicken!!! She should lay white eggs for you if she is laying.
     
  5. Bokki

    Bokki New Egg

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    We have 3 Domoniques already. They don't like the new gal.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Brown leghorn hen. Her comb doesn't look like she's laying right now, but once spring hits she'll flood you with nice large white eggs.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree, she's a Light Brown Leghorn hen.
     
  8. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Most likely Brown Leghorn...definitely not Welsummer. Welsummers have red earlobes and more salmon in their chest. Brown Leghorns have white ear lobes.

    Lady of McCamley
     
  9. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Be sure to keep her separate from your other chickens for at least 2 weeks until you can ascertain if she has any illnesses or parasites.

    That means separate living area, food bowls, and no beak to beak or run to run space.

    Lady of McCamley
     

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