This chick had feathered feet... What am I??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ELauraD, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. ELauraD

    ELauraD Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Basskids08

    Basskids08 Chick Logging

    Could either be a bantam black Cochin or a LB black Cochin
     
  3. AZChiknGoddess

    AZChiknGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those chicks are pretty small to be out with those hens. I'd be worried they may hurt them.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on the above. They look like Black Cochin bantams.
     
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    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. ILikeBirds

    ILikeBirds Out Of The Brooder

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  8. ELauraD

    ELauraD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your concern. That was he first time they'd been out with the other hens. Today is the second. I let them out because the mother hen wants to be out and she is teaching them. I only let them out while I supervise so I think the safeties are in place. Mom gives the other curious hens 'what for' if they get too close.
     
  9. ELauraD

    ELauraD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These were hatched in the coop with the other hens. I separated the two groups so they were together yet separate. You should have seen the over hens on hatch day -they were fascinated and knew something was up. They've seen the chicks grow over the last week and been 'exposed' 24/7 so this is all part of the acclimation period. I let the mother hen take the lead as she knows what needs to be taught during this bond period. I want to honour the nature of things before she disconnects.
     
  10. AZChiknGoddess

    AZChiknGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are with their mother that is different. She can help protect them. I just know how mean those old hens can be. :(
     

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