The Red Hen Club

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by NellaBean, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    I have a million chickens. And not very many red ones....I think only 2 or 3 RIR hens were not part of the red hen club this morning.

    These girls were not raised together. 2 red sex links came together, 2 reddish olive eggers came together. RIR hen was one of my original gals.

    Apparently it was a meeting of the red hen club. I was not invited.

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    They are going to be so upset when I finish converting that into a little broody coop.
     

  2. Amyable

    Amyable Songster

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    Rather cliquey, aren't they? Is this Chicken High School? [​IMG]
     
  3. Red&Yellow

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    Haha, that's cute....Hmm wonder if all red hens do that, as we just got a RSL [​IMG]
     
  4. tnchickenut

    tnchickenut It's all about the Dels!

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    You know, I have multiple breeds (of course you know) ... and some have been raised since hatch day together in mixed groups....

    They still group together (for the most part) with their own breeds!!! I found this so interesting. Kinda a side study. The most recent is the bantam delawares and buff sebrights - same exact age and brooded together... never been without each other. They still will clump in groups with their own breeds. Makes you wonder.
     
  5. Amyable

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    Quote:Don't cows do this too? How does each one know what it looks like, anyway? [​IMG]
     
  6. tnchickenut

    tnchickenut It's all about the Dels!

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    Quote:Don't cows do this too? How does each one know what it looks like, anyway? [​IMG]

    I don't know about cows (really I don't know anything about cows)... but I don't know how they know what they look like. I don't think they ever seen a mirror. They do look back when grooming... but still. it's weird.
     
  7. goldenluver

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    I have golden retrievers, and over the years have dicovered that they know their own kind, so why not chickens.
     

  8. flgardengirl

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    Sunny side up :)
    I have 4 red hens total. 3 RIR and 1 red sexlink type. Yesterday, I had pen full of baby chicks out in the yard. I had guineas, black copper marans, buff orpingtons, and golden cuckoo marans. I noticed they would stay in thier own groups, mostly, but mingled together a little here and there. Funny, I guess that old saying about, "Birds of a feather....." is somewhat true.
     

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