resuced two chicks from my neighbor, pics, video and questions

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 19maycraft, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. 19maycraft

    19maycraft In the Brooder

    Dec 5, 2007
    Smithfield, NC
    Well, to make a long story short, my neighbor got some chicks for his kids for easter...they lost interest and he wanted to let them go..I happily took them, I already have 3 silkies and a polish that are about 6-8 months old. I have had them for about 3 months, they lay eggs every day and seem very happy. I just added these two chicks to the coop a few days ago and they seem to be doing pretty well, will they be ok with the bigger girls I was just spending some time at the coop, the bigger hens are not pecking them or anything.

    I have a few questions

    1. What breed could they be..they have feathers on their feet so I was thinking cochin or silkie, also I guess they are a little young to tell the sex I only can keep hens due the noise, but I guess I deal with that aspect later

    2. They seem to be eating starter feed and layer feed. Should be the ok, they also really love going after and eating mosquitos (a funny site).

    Thanks again for all the help on the board







    Last edited: Apr 10, 2008
  2. MS9325

    MS9325 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    look like cochins to me.
  3. silkhope

    silkhope Songster

    Apr 30, 2007
    Pittsboro, NC
    Hi! [​IMG] My best guess would be cochins... [​IMG] Hopefully someone more familiar with feather footed breeds will chime in. Definitely not silkies though. They're adorable babies!

    Not sure about the polish, but all of my silkies are very tolerant of new babies hanging around. They should be fine.

    I'm really glad you rescued these two!
  4. WillsMama93

    WillsMama93 Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    Shreveport, La
    they look like my cochins... they are soooo sweet!!
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Yep, I see cochins there too.
  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Yep I am going with cochins.
  7. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Cochins, the black one will be barred! [​IMG]
  8. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    How sweet of you to take them in! WHY do people buy live pets for gifts? [​IMG] They are lucky to have a neibor like you. [​IMG] Congrats on your new additions!
  9. 19maycraft

    19maycraft In the Brooder

    Dec 5, 2007
    Smithfield, NC
    thanks for all the responses, they are still doing well, everyone so often the polish chases them around but, overall they are happy roommates.....
  10. hiddenmagnolia

    hiddenmagnolia Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    South Louisiana
    Looks like cochins. Post updated picture of neck and tail area in a couple of weeks. We maybe able to see if roos or pullets.

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