Hello all! Well, these are my new chickies. I found them advertised online and the story seems to be that the parents bought them as day old chicks for the kids, but once they started getting feathers, the kids thought that they were ugly and didn't want them anymore... When I asked about breeds, the lady said that they were "an Australian, an Island Red and a Brown". What to make of that!? Do they look like they could be an Australorp, a Rhode Island Red and an Isa Brown? I was also told that they were 12 weeks old. I'm certainly no expert on chickens, and I haven't really been up close and personal with one for ~8 years, but do they look a little younger than that to other people? The little brown one is also smaller and more "compact" than the other two. Is this likely just a breed thing? She eats well, so I don't think she's malnourished... Oh, and I've already seen first hand their omnivorous nature. A mouse (*grrrr*!) was at their feed, and they make short work of it. They also happily cleaned up the ants that were gathered around their food.