New Chicken Mom

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wildponyfree, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. wildponyfree

    wildponyfree New Egg

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    Hi! me neighbors moved and left the chickens behind. Many of them were captured and carried off but I took in what was left. I've been learning about them and we have a couple of chickens houses built and have been caring for them. We've had some really good eggs coming from them. They are mainly free range and one of them hid out in my barn and had 11 chicks.

    So I've learned a lot but still not good at recognizing breeds. Can anyone help me?


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  2. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are Game Birds. Old English Games maybe, atleast I think so. I had one just like that first hen and she hatched chicks non-stop. They are great moms. [​IMG]
     
  3. sara

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    They sure are cute [​IMG]
     
  4. tooeytew

    tooeytew New Egg

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    They are Welsummers. Dark egg layers, Nice breed to have. My friend in Ill sent me some of her eggs I hatched. She Loves them. Mine are about 15 weeks old now. Congrats! They are rare and nice birds.[​IMG]
     
  5. tooeytew

    tooeytew New Egg

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    Oh one more thing. The chicks with the dark "V" on their heads are female and the smudgy "V"'s are male. There is a Welsummer group on Yahoo and a Dark egg layer group if you want more info.
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  6. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are definitely Games,lol. There are White eggs in the nest box and Welsummers are bigger than those birds. [​IMG]
     

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