New owner of several different breeds of adult chickens.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by joni1986, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. joni1986

    joni1986 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I recently purchased 13 chickens from a friend after buyin six baby chicks from the local tractor supply. For the adults We currently have a temporary shelter for them and they free range during the day the babies are still inside under a heat lamp an we added a tiny baby bantam hen and 2 ducklings to the collection!!! I'm looking for some good ideas an layouts of chicken coops but I also want to learn a little about all the different breed.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  4. joni1986

    joni1986 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone. I have one question what breed of chicken has really furry legs and feet besides a silky?? Also is it true that a rooster can fertilize a guineas eggs?? We only have one guinea and she hatched out lack babies before I got her
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    There are guinea/chicken hybrids, if you do a search on BYC there are a number of threads on ones that people have had them, ie here is a thread from last year. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/834929/very-unusual-chick-guinea-chicken-hybrid There are a number of popular breeds that have feathered feet, besides the Silkies, the most popular ones that have a lot of feather are probably the Cochins and the d'Uccle bantams, but Marans, Langshans, Brahma, Faverolles and Sultans also have some feather and are pretty popular.
     
  6. joni1986

    joni1986 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thx soo much:). Another question. What's the best way to kill and clean a chicken? Also how do I decide which chicken should be first?? Is there a way to tell estimated age??
     
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  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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