Raising egg layers for the first time

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ELCAPITAN777, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. ELCAPITAN777

    ELCAPITAN777 New Egg

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    Whats good my fellow bird lovers
    i just one day decided to raise chicks to become hens and lay me some protein .
    i picked up
    2 REDS
    2 California whites
    The two black ones in the picture are obviously two different breeds i just don't know the names .
    can any one name the breed?
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think the one in the back may be a Black Australorp, the front one, I don't know - it looks a little blueish around the edges, so maybe the color will change. You can get more opinions if you post photos at "what breed or gender is this." It definitely helps if you mention their age.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC.

    If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (just type your state in the search box). In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC,

    All the best
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  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run.
     
  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    I agree with drumstick diva...you could have Black Australorp but to be sure, check in with the experts over on the "what breed is this" forum:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    It would help to have full body shots of them for best chances of identification.

    Hope you are enjoying the chicks!
     

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