What breed are these chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KarateHorse, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. KarateHorse

    KarateHorse Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know what breed of chicks these are? Got 6 Pekin ducks from Ideal Poultry and there was 10 baby chicks in there for warmth. Anyone want to guess the breed? Thanks.
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Probably Production Reds.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    probably cockerels too - they have so little value to hatcheries, they use them as chick warmers.
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    x2 and [​IMG]
     
  5. EasterEggers25

    EasterEggers25 Out Of The Brooder

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    I also agree that they are probably production reds.
     
  6. KarateHorse

    KarateHorse Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  8. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They sure are pretty! But, doesn't it aggravate anyone that hatcheries add these "warmers", that are usually mostly cockeral, thus forcing the customer to do their dirty work (culling) for them? Is it possible to ask that no "warmers" be added?
     
  9. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    production reds
     
  10. KarateHorse

    KarateHorse Out Of The Brooder

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    It is irritating but that's how the hatcheries are going to get rid of all those extra cockerals. I don't think they will let you go without the warmers. I think the minimum amount of birds was 15 during the winter. In the summer it might be different.
     

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