Newbieto BYC and Chickens. HELP! Thanks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Polkyj7710, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Polkyj7710

    Polkyj7710 New Egg

    7
    0
    7
    Oct 21, 2012
    Central East Oklahoma
    First time chicken owner. I have had acoop built, but unable to get chickens. I was looing for pullets, so I would not have to raise the chicks. The thing is no one has any they were willing to part with. So my dear friend wsuprised me with a hen( Ithink) and 2 chicks.She says they we scraglers at the sale and noone wanted them so she grabbed them up for me. They are not even from the same household. The "hen" is treating these 2 chicks as if they are hers. The question is... What breed, age and sex are these chickens. My dear friend had no idea and forgot to ask. Any advice on what to do would be great. I have the golden "hen", white and black chick and the black and brown chick. The hen will not even let me close to the chicks without an all out attack. They are all eating great. I am spending a lot of time around the coop and in the run for them to become familer with me.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

    9,119
    302
    298
    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    [​IMG]the hen looks like a buff orp and the chicks look like ees (easter eggers) if they are her chicks "now" count yourself lucky and let her raise them
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2012
  3. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,904
    64
    173
    Mar 25, 2011
    S.E. Michigan
    [​IMG]HI & [​IMG]. Congrats on the new coop & chicks!!!! How wonderful!!! The hen looks like a Buff Orpington maybe 4-5 months old - just a guess because her comb looks like she should be laying soon. I have no idea what breed the two chicks are but looks like the brown is maybe 4-5 wks old and the white one maybe 2-3 wks. Hope someone else can give you breeds for them.
     
  4. Polkyj7710

    Polkyj7710 New Egg

    7
    0
    7
    Oct 21, 2012
    Central East Oklahoma
    Thanks so much both of you. Should the chicks be ok in low 50's weather since the are so young? Do
    I need to put a heat lamp in there? I plan on doing that when it gets colder.
     
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

    9,119
    302
    298
    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    if she sits on them to warm them, they should be fine
     
  6. Polkyj7710

    Polkyj7710 New Egg

    7
    0
    7
    Oct 21, 2012
    Central East Oklahoma
    She's doing that! Thanks so much again
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by