New Chicken Mommy

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sauers003, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. Sauers003

    Sauers003 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 10, 2016
    I have been stalking the forums for a few months now but finally joined today. I grew up with horses, goats and chickens but haven't had any since I was a child. We just bought our first pullets (they are just 4 weeks). All RIR and we are loving every minute of it. Maybe next year we will branch out on breeds. Thanks in advance for the advice, answers and support!!

    We have a few "favorites". Ones that love being held more than others or have adopted unique personalities. How do you tell your same breeds apart once they are full grown?? Do most people use leg bands?

    "Truffle" loves being held and sung to, she falls asleep when I sing to her. (Hopefully that's not a bad thing!)

    Our pullets are production, from a local store. The chance of a cockerel is slim but it will not matter either way. We live in a rural area where there are no rules regarding chickens and we do want a roo, eventually, if not now. I have looked into sexing chicks, especially RIRs, and I am keeping an eye on one of ours. It's hard to see in the photo but her comb is much pinker than the
    others already. Not sure about wattle development though. (The above chick is the same age, photos taken today)


    So excited to share our chicks, to watch them develop and grow and to experience the role of chicken owner.
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
    It can help to initially band the birds (I use colored zip ties) that are similar in appearance - as things progress you will find you start noticing subtle differences in appearance and, more over, differences in personality and before you know it you'll be able to look at a bunch of "the same" birds and identify each bird on sight.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You can post your photos at "what breed or gender is this." please give age, when doing so. [​IMG]
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless 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. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

    Feb 5, 2015
    The Golden State~
    Hello and [​IMG]
    We're glad you joined us!
  7. LeroySouthpaw

    LeroySouthpaw Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 5, 2016
    West Virginia

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