Pics of the flock, need some help with ID's

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by porkchop48, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. porkchop48

    porkchop48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=7047530#p7047530

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    is the link to how I got them. Kinda. The ladies husband wanted her to just let them go in the woods, she was trying to rehome them before that happened.

    They seem to be massively molting. I have been feeding them chick starter, layer crumbles and all kinds of left overs ( ribs, sausage, peaches, apples, etc) I will be picking up oyster shells for them tomorrow.

    It looks a little crowded but I was trying to round them up to get some semi decent pics. Yes I failes at that... But it is a start.

    Rooster one -

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    Rooster two - Which I absolutely love

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    Some hens

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    And an odd ball hen... any ideas?

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  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Looks like you have some beautiful chickens, I'm glad you are giving them a better life. Looks like maybe RIR I see. Perhaps also BO's! I'm not all that good at guessing!! Good luck!
     
  3. maclady

    maclady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I am new to this but know some of the breeds. The black and white look like barred rocks, the golden colors look to be buff orpingtons (I have these & [​IMG] them) the reddish one could be either a rhode island red or new hampshire red. Your odd ball I have no idea on and also no idea on the pretty colored rooster. Could be mutt chickens (heinz 57). I wish you the best in getting these chickens back to where they should be. You are terrific for rehoming them.
     
  4. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    I also thought the black and whites are Barred Rocks but are the combs on them seem alittle large? I'm looking at my hens and there combs are smaller.
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a bit hard to tell but it looks as if many of the chickens have moderate to severe leg mites. I think the problems with some of the feather picking will diminish since they have adequate space and no more over-crowding. It will be quite a task to treat all those leg mites. Good luck and remember that "no good deed......"

    May also want to check bottom of feet for bumblefoot. In one pic of the gray chicken, there is a rounded area on her right foot.
     
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  6. Jeevesrules

    Jeevesrules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why not try and post this topic in the What breed or Gender is this? section, you will probably get more replies there. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. BHyder1

    BHyder1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Great Job to you!! your odd one looks like one of my easter eggers. Doesnt look like moulting to me either. Cant imagine turning them loose in the woods! what a horrible way to go for them. You deserve a medal!!
     
  8. porkchop48

    porkchop48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do I treat leg mites? And what is bumble foot?

    Oh my all kinds of things to learn.

    They have gifted me with 7 eggs already today though :)
     
  9. Pickles03

    Pickles03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some very handsome looking chickens! and some a little pitiful looking.
    Hope all goes well...will be worth all the work!

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  10. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you are so nice to take them all in, to treat the leg mites you will want to coat their legs in vaseline/petroleum jelly- this will essentially suffocate the mites. There are a lot of threads on leg mites also, if you do a search you will find a lot of good suggestions. Here is a link to a very useful mites page: https://www.backyardchickens.com/LC-mites.html

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    luck!
     

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