New to thevan chicken world!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by naranjok, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. naranjok

    naranjok Hatching

    Sep 24, 2016
    My name is Kimmy, I live in California and I have 24 chickens who are about 11 weeks old and I have so many questions. I have always had livestock at my house but never my own chickens, so I decided to jump in and buy some! I'm having trouble sexing my polish, that's the biggest reason I'm here!
  2. Ol Grey Mare

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

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
    Did you purchase the birds as "straight run" or were they sold as sexed birds and you just aren't sure the sexing was correct? At 11 weeks you are in prime time for posting some photos of them and we can sort them out for you. As you have multiple birds it is helpful if you group photos of each bird together and label them with a letter, number, etc so we know when we are looking at the same bird/different angle or a different bird all together.
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  3. naranjok

    naranjok Hatching

    Sep 24, 2016
    Thanks for the warm welcome! I bought them sexed, I'm just having such a hard time with those polish, and I'm second guessing myself! I posted a thread of them on the breed/sex forum, I can tell one of my other chickens is a roo, so I got worried these might be too.
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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

    Glad you could join the flock! I keep and breed polish and they sure are hard to sex, sometimes not until 6 months old can you tell what they are. I will pop over and take a look at your pics of the polish and see if I can help.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your birds in the future. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas, Kimmy, and :welcome! So happy you joined our flock. But wishes to you and thanks for joining! :)
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hi Kimmy, nice to meet you. I saw your post on "what breed or gender is this." Polish(and silkies) can be very difficult to sex early. They love to keep people guessing.
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there Kimmy! Welcome to Backyard Chickens!! I hope you enjoy it here as much as I do. I do not know anything about polish, but I am confident that you will get good answers to you questions! Have fun!
  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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