New City Chicken Owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tedennis, May 29, 2011.

  1. tedennis

    tedennis Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone. My name is Tom.

    I bought 10 chickens in the beginning of april from Tractor Supply Company. This is a new thing for me. I am working on being more self sufficient which is difficult in the city but anyway. Here are a few pictures:

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    This was the first week I brought them home.

    They are a mixed breed batch, all pullets though. Supposedly they are reds. I havent quite identified them yet. Based on the colors now it looks like we have 8 of one breed and 2 of another. Maybe someone here has an idea. I will be comparing pictures on web here soon.

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    And yes, it is time to get them out of their box. I am finishing up their coop tomorrow and will do the move. Here is a pic of coop:

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    Here are a couple close-ups:

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    We have 8 hens colored like this one.

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    And the 2 darker ones on the roost. I will be working on my BYC page tonight so check it out later for more coop build pics and let me know what you think. All comments and criticisms welcome. Thanks for reading. [​IMG]
     
  2. Ms.Frizzle

    Ms.Frizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The different colors could mean different genders. A lot of hybrids you can tell apart based on color since the different genders will exhibit colors based on what the parent stock is.
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
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  7. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  8. Luckytaz

    Luckytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, from Minnesota. I think you have 8 red sexlinks, & 2 production reds.
     
  9. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join us. Good luck with your birds.
     
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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