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New chicken mom!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by melrn07, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. melrn07

    melrn07 New Egg

    Apr 13, 2016
    It is my first time owning chickens as pets. This website has been extremely helpful so far! The "girls" are 3 weeks old today. I got 2 buff Orphington; 2 Black Australorp, and 1 Barred Rock. All pullets but I am afraid that my one BA girl may be a roo. He/she is getting a very tall comb, no tail yet and large thick legs. I know these girls are a bigger bread in general and I would be heartbroken if he/she was a roo as I can't keep them where I live.
    I am hoping to post some photos for people to help me along the way!
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Your babies are growing up to be chickens!! As for the one that might be a roo, you can get a good picture of him and post in our What Breed and Gender forums for help determining whether or not he is a roo... https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    Enjoy your new babies! If you have any questions about them or anything else, feel free to ask.

    Welcome to our flock!
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined the Backyard chickens flock [​IMG]

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