New Chicken Mom needs help!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PurdysGurl, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. PurdysGurl

    PurdysGurl Just Hatched

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    Hi Everyone!

    I am new to raising chickens and having such a blast! I have two questions:

    This is a picture of our bantam, Ella, although I'm beginning to think that Ella may be a fella! Can anyone confirm? Also, I'm having some difficulty figuring out her breed. She was in a brooder that contained mixed bantam breeds.


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    Question 2: When I bought the chicks in early June they were roughly 2 weeks old. The girl at the farm sold me a 40 lb bag of chick crumbles, which is about half full. Is there anything I should be supplementing them with so they get the required nutrients and protein or is this feed sufficient?

    TIA!!

    Suzanne
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    need pic of her face.

    whydo you think rooster?
     
  3. PurdysGurl

    PurdysGurl Just Hatched

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    I read that the feathers on a Roo are more pointed at the tips and shinier than in hens. Her feathers colors seem spottier too which I also read is consistent with a male. Also, since I'm not sure what breed she I don't know what to compare her to.
    I know...I'm clueless!

    Thanks!

    S
     
  4. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too young to judge by her feathers and not all hens have rounded feathers.She looks like a pullet.
     
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  5. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It might be a little early to tell. Yes, the chick starter is sufficient for them till laying age. Your little chick looks like a old english game, probably silver duck wing. In about a week post again and I can tell gender.
    -Liv
     
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  6. PurdysGurl

    PurdysGurl Just Hatched

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    That's what I wanted to hear! Thanks for the info.
     
  7. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! Glad I could help![​IMG] I love that little chick!
    -Liv
     
  8. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can switch them to all flock at 2 monthsold.
     

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