Raising egg layers for the first time

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


    ELCAPITAN777 New Egg

    Feb 28, 2016
    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

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC.

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


    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
  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    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 eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    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:

    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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