What am I?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Tracy and the Girls, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Tracy and the Girls

    Tracy and the Girls Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone help and tell me what my chicks are?? Thanks!
     
  2. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rhode island red or production red
     
  3. SG_Chicken

    SG_Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say production red
     
  4. Tracy and the Girls

    Tracy and the Girls Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! But what does production red mean? Are they egg layers or meat?
     
  5. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like you have a Production Red.

    Production reds are hybred Rhode Island Reds that have been bred to increase egg production. They are great as layers as well for their meat.
     
  6. SG_Chicken

    SG_Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    more eggs then meat. We decided on the PR's for their egg production.
     
  7. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old is it..? to me it loks like you'll be waiting forever for an egg out of that one....
     
  8. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote for Production Red. My RIR's are darker in color.

    I am estimating that the bird in the picture is about 16 weeks old. The comb is growing out but is still a little pink. I would guess that that you are probably another 3 - 5 weeks before you start seeing eggs.
     
  9. Tracy and the Girls

    Tracy and the Girls Out Of The Brooder

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    To my count - they are either just shy of 8 weeks old. Should they start laying around 24 weeks?
     
  10. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

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    I vote Production Red, and to me she looks older than 8 weeks. The pic below is mine at 8 weeks. She started laying around 19 weeks and hasn't skipped a beat!


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