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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mamajake, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. mamajake

    mamajake New Egg

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    My name is Sharon and I have a lot of chickens! We were given several that were no longer wanted and I am having trouble figuring out what their breed is. On one hand, it doesn't matter a lot because we don't show them or anything, but I need to know if they are good layers or not since that is our primary purpose in having them. I would appreciate any feedback.[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. mamajake

    mamajake New Egg

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    Thanks. I have actually looked on this site and gotten advice for a few years, but haven't taken time to "join" before.
     
  4. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'm not an expert on game breeds but, the picture looks like one - long legs and agile looking build. When people give birds away I always wonder what's wrong with them. Maybe the ones you have been given are too old to lay or poor layers. Nobody gives up the great ones.

    What do the other birds look like?
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Sharon, and :welcome! Great to have you in our community! Best wishes! :)
     
  7. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    That bird is a gamefowl. They are generally pretty poor layers. Mine aren't too shabby, maybe 150 a year, but it's all seasonal and they quit and begin with the first and last storms of the year, like clockwork.
     

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