New to BYC, New to chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Luke72, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Luke72

    Luke72 New Egg

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    I've just picked up 4 chickens and built a small coop for them, I'll build a bigger when as time permits. I'm really excited to get started raising them but I need some help... can anyone tell me what I have? I've had some friends tell me what they are and so far I've had a few different opinions, I'd like a few more [​IMG]

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    The black one in front is super friendly, the rest are a little more skittish still.

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    And this one is a bit of a bully.

    Thanks for any help, BYC is awesome!
     
  2. Luke72

    Luke72 New Egg

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    Opps, forget to mention, they guy I bought the from said they were all about 19 weeks old.
     
  3. farmergal27

    farmergal27 Out Of The Brooder

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    The one you say is a bully looks like either a dominique or a barred rock. The others look like a hen I have called an Iowa Blue, but my hen is not show quality at all so I could be wrong cuz a good quality Iowa Blue should not look like that.
     
  4. Luke72

    Luke72 New Egg

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    Would you say the Barred Rock looks like a hen or a rooster?
     
  5. farmergal27

    farmergal27 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say a rooster because of the large red comb and long curly tail feathers.
     
  6. jetdog

    jetdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a rooster
     
  7. farmergal27

    farmergal27 Out Of The Brooder

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    Does the rooster hurt the hens or just try to mount them?
     
  8. jetdog

    jetdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any roosters but I think they just mount them they might pull on some feathers, my friends hens had bald spots from his rooster.
     
  9. farmergal27

    farmergal27 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am just wondering whether or not your particular rooster is being hard on the hens because there is not a lot of hens to spread his attentions among.
     
  10. bantyhen

    bantyhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome.
     

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