What breed hens and how do I know if there ready to lay?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chquinta, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. Chquinta

    Chquinta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need help trying to find out what breed chicks I have and when will they begin to lay I believe they are about 24 weeks? Thanks
     
  2. Chquinta

    Chquinta Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Glad you made your way over here - hopefully you'll be able to get some photos up soon so we can all see your birds and help you with your questions
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    The two red/brown birds look to be red sex link pullets.
    The front white bird appears to be an Easter Egger or at least a mixed breed bird with some form of Ameraucana parentage (the bearding) - can you get a photo that shows this bird's legs?
    The farthest back white bird is a cockerel
    The dark bird next to your cockerel is not able to be seen clearly enough to guess - either are the two white birds in the middle.
     
  5. Chquinta

    Chquinta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll have to take better pics tomorrow. I only have 4 hens now. The 2 white and 2 brown.
     
  6. Chquinta

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  7. Chquinta

    Chquinta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are the 3 white ones I had but now only have 2 of them the middle one and I can't tell which of the other one at the moment.
     
  8. Ol Grey Mare

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    The white birds look to be EE/mixed breeds with Ameraucana type parentage. The dark bird may be the same or an "Olive Egger" type mix.
     
  9. Chquinta

    Chquinta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great atleast I know where too look. By chance do u know when they would start laying. The white hens I've had since chicks and the others my father in law brought me when mine where already about 13-15 weeks I think those are a bit older then mine but the white ones are about 22-24 weeks.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

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    Agreed.
     

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