New Member From Southern Illinois

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FrzzlsnFthrs, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. FrzzlsnFthrs

    FrzzlsnFthrs Hatching

    Feb 26, 2017
    Southern Illinois
    Hi all! I am a new member from Southern Illinois. I have been raising chickens for about 8 years now. I currently have about 40 chickens in my flock. I actually have a question to anyone that might know the answer too. I ordered some Bantam Cochins from Ideal last fall. To my dismay, they arrived with 5 extra (what I believe to be all cockerels) in the box for warmth. Hard lesson to learn!! Anyway, Obviously, I can't keep all those roosters, but I have no idea what they actually are. I am hoping someone can help me identify the breed from a couple of pictures. They are Red with yellow legs, but I really don't think they are Rhode Island Reds. But I could be wrong. In these pictures they are about 16 weeks old. Anyone have a clue what they are? And also, the last picture is of one of them that I think might actually be a pullet. But who knows....
    Thanks in advance....and happy to be a part of such a great group of chicken lovers! : )[​IMG]



    Last edited: Feb 26, 2017
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Great intro and I've loved reading more about you and your birds. I see you have found the what breed gender section where I'm sure members will be able to help you.

    Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow
  3. FrzzlsnFthrs

    FrzzlsnFthrs Hatching

    Feb 26, 2017
    Southern Illinois
    Yes, thanks so much! Someone very helpful suggested they are New Hampshire Reds, and I believe them to be correct after googling that breed. Everyone here seems so informed. I'm glad to be a part of BYC.
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Thanks for joining us!
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]
  6. Ol Grey Mare

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

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC - so glad you've joined us!
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under FrzzlsnFthrs [​IMG] Welcome!

    I am pleased you were able to find the answers you sought. Best wishes to you and your flock.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  8. FrzzlsnFthrs

    FrzzlsnFthrs Hatching

    Feb 26, 2017
    Southern Illinois
    Thank you all!!
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community - fine looking birds!! [​IMG]

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