New member from chicago

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kreeper, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. kreeper

    kreeper New Egg

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    Hello al,
    Im Chris from Chicago and am a new member here, just a brief question is this a chicken or a rooster? [​IMG]
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Your bird is a Red Sex-link pullet for sure. Red Sex-link roosters have a much different color.

    Feel free to ask any other questions you have! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  3. kreeper

    kreeper New Egg

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    It has this honk that sounds like a goose, none of my other birds made that sound at 19 weeks old
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X2 that looks like a sex link pullet. Expect eggs soon!:)
     
  5. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Some birds do honk. Each has their own sounds they make. Looks like a pullet to me.

    I hope you start to get those eggs soon!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I agree, your bird looks like a Red Sex-Link pullet. She'll lay lots of nice large eggs for you!
     
  7. kreeper

    kreeper New Egg

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    Thanks everyone
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. You definitely have a Red Sex Link pullet. She will be an egg laying machine. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting those eggs.
     
  9. kreeper

    kreeper New Egg

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    Thanks michael, i already have 4 egg layers, how can i get them to accept this one they all want to fight with her? I also have a bantam rooster and hen with the others, they also dont like this new one
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! With adding to your flock, it is best to have a long period of the two groups being able to see each other but no touching, through wire seem to work best, ie dividing the coop into two sections or keeping the new/younger ones in a cage inside the coup for a couple of weeks to a month at least. The chickens will get to know each other and sort of work out a pecking order before actually coming in contact with each other. After a week or two, letting them free range together supervised is a good idea and should help... It will take a couple of weeks to get the pecking order sorted out. There is a nice article in the Learning Center on integrating flocks you might like to check out, the part about actually combining them is after the quarantine section https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock
    Do you have more pictures of the bird or know how old is it? It is colored like a RSL pullet but some of those feathers are weird.
     

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