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New chicken mom!!

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

  1. melrn07

    melrn07 New Egg

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    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

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

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

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    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

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined the Backyard chickens flock [​IMG]
     

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