Newbie Chicken Parents.


In the Brooder
May 23, 2017
Hi, I thought I'd join as we just got 2 chickens for our backyard and have already found this site immensely helpful after searching for help & tips about keeping chickens.

I don't know what kind of chickens we have, as they're supposedly mixed breed, though she mentioned leghorn & easter egg chicken in the mix.

They were 8-10 weeks old when we got them, though we're not 100% sure if one of them might be a rooster as over the last week one of them began giving what sounded like a little half crow/cockadoodledo a few times each morning.

We also have 2 little dogs that went crazy when we first brought the chickens home, so have set up the chichen run in a separate fenced area so the dogs are not tempted to get involved with them.

I have posted a couple of photos if anyone can tell if its a rooster or just a boisterous hen that makes noise.


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Feb 17, 2017
South Carolina
Love the coloring of it!

  1. Hi there! You can call me CC! I decided not to put my real name out there. Welcome to BYC! I hope you enjoy it; I know I do. I am a homeschooler, working on having a homestead, and I own a farming blog with my sister.

    I love the song "Fearless" (I forgot who it's from! :lol:), I love the country and Tennessee. I have a bunny, 12 chickens, 2 ducks, 4 cats, 2 dogs and one Fancy Goldfish. (I don't think I'm forgetting anyone! :lau)

    My phone has been going a little wacky, so it might look weird! :p

Pork Pie

Premium Feather Member
7 Years
Jan 30, 2015
Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

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All the best


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