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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by shelly1982, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. shelly1982

    shelly1982 Out Of The Brooder

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    new to back yard chicken raising just bought 4 chicks they are 5 weeks old hope this is the site to help answer questions with them
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    Welcome to BYC - this site is most definitely a wonderful resource for any questions you may have and just to have some other follks who can "talk chicken" with you and not look at you like you're crazy, lol. What breed(s) did you get?
     
  3. shelly1982

    shelly1982 Out Of The Brooder

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    I picked up one buff orpington, two Barred Rocks, and one Rhode Island red. They are Ll doing great and their coop is all ready to go, but I'm starting to question the sex of one of the barred rocks. I got them from a local fed supply so a rooster could have gotten in with the shipment. Behavior wise she seems more stand offish and just a little different than the other girls but she could just be a sassy little thing. However we're starting to see wobble development and a slight reddish color. I'll post pics in a bit.
     
  4. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You certainly have come to the right place for all the fun and learning!

    5 weeks is about the age you are going to see some wattle and comb development. Many Roosters look like Roos' at the age of 2 weeks! But I do suggest you post some pics in our What Breed and Gender section for help solve this mystery! :) https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    Enjoy this new adventure you are on and welcome to our flock!
     
  5. shelly1982

    shelly1982 Out Of The Brooder

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  6. TwoCrows

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

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    They all look like pullets (hens) to me. :)

    Adorable! :)
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  10. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined the flock!
     

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