Rescued hen identification please.

Pied Piper

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I rescued five hens from a farm that no longer wanted to care for them. I was told they were araucana but I'm not sure that's right. They all lay blue eggs. Any thoughts on what breeds they are?
 

donrae

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The first birds are Easter eggers. the last bird is maybe a brown Leghorn, going off the color and white earlobe. If so, she'll lay you lots of nice white eggs. the other birds will be a surprise what color/shade they lay. They make a very pretty flock!
 

BantyChooks

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X2 on EE's. The last one looks pretty diffierent, though- probably what donrae said.
 
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Pied Piper

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Thank you! I wondered if they might be Ameraucanas but don't those have to have black or grey legs? I also looked up the brown leghorn. Found a picture that looks exactly like mine! She's a very petite bird. I'm attaching a picture of the fifth hen. Any thoughts?
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keesmom

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Easter Eggers generally have green legs.

The last hen looks like a production red. She also appears to have scaly leg mites.
 

Michael OShay

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The first birds are Easter eggers. the last bird is maybe a brown Leghorn, going off the color and white earlobe. If so, she'll lay you lots of nice white eggs. the other birds will be a surprise what color/shade they lay. They make a very pretty flock!
Easter Eggers generally have green legs.

The last hen looks like a production red. She also appears to have scaly leg mites.
X2 on both of the above posts.
 

Rhodebar Lover

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The first birds are Easter eggers. the last bird is maybe a brown Leghorn, going off the color and white earlobe. If so, she'll lay you lots of nice white eggs. the other birds will be a surprise what color/shade they lay. They make a very pretty flock!

I agree and your last hen appears to be a Red Sex Link. :)
 

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