Pics of our chicks:)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by PattiXmas, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. PattiXmas

    PattiXmas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We decided to try and track the weights of the chicks for the kids' record books for the fair.

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    (Close up of chickie)

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    Can anyone identify these meat birds for us?

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    TBC....
     
  2. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    GR MI: TN bound!
    I can't help you ID them but they sure are cute
     
  3. PattiXmas

    PattiXmas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you think - both roosters?

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    We have had them since Friday. I think we are doing an okay job for first timers;) Does anyone know if we can put some type of mark on them or leg bands so we can distinguish between bird?
     
  4. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The birds that you refer to as meat birds are dual purpose breeds.

    The black with cream is an Australorp. The first chipmunk I believe is an Ameracauna - if the legs are greenish grey. The little yellow one - Buff Orp or Red? The last chipmunk is an Ameracauna.

    I am pretty new to chick ID but that would be my suggestion. I posted picks of my babies on Raising Baby Chicks and had mine labeled by the breeder - they use a washable marker.
     
  5. ursusarctosana

    ursusarctosana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That first chick is really special!
     
  6. Hotwings

    Hotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chick with the chimpmunk markings is a EE Easter Egger-they lay green eggs. The EE's are good egg layers, but they grow out of those cute markings they have as chicks.
     
  7. Fresh Eggs

    Fresh Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The left ee chick in the bottom pic looks like my oschter!!! HJe is a boy.
     

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