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New chicken owner in MS

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by clgraham76, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. clgraham76

    clgraham76 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 26, 2016
    Hi everyone! We are slowly building a farm here, and we added a dozen baby chicks to the family yesterday! I am totally new to raising chickens, so I'm going to need a lot of help! I'm interested in finding out what breeds we got. We were told we got 2 Rhode Island Reds, but the other 10 we have no idea on. We were also told we got 2 pullets...,hoping there will be more than 2! LOL. [​IMG]
    So, 7 of them (including the pullets) look like this. And that's the Red behind
    Then we have these 3 bantams.

    We call this one Hawk [​IMG]
    This little cutie is the only one with feathered feet..don't know the technical term, if there is one.
    This is my favorite...I call it Silver Queen....though it may be a King. Haha.

    Any help identifying breeds would be greatly appreciated!
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congratulations on your new chicks, they are adorable :clap Please do pop by the what breed gender section. Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this I'm sure members there will be able to help you.

    Wishing you the very best of luck for the future. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to BYC. If you post on the "what breed or gender is this," thread please DO state what age they are in the photos. It makes a big difference. A good age is 6-8 weeks for putting up photos - too early and gender differences may not be obvious.
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  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
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  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    Cute chicks! It will be easier to tell the breed and gender in a few weeks, in the meantime, enjoy! They don't stay small long.
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