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What breed is she?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by daniwill, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. daniwill

    daniwill Hatching

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    So, we discovered this chicken in our yard a few days ago and found that she's sitting on a pile of eggs. At least one of them hatched today. Trying to find out what breed she is so we can start looking into how to care for the chicks. Total chicken newbies here. My husband and I had discussed getting chickens before, but looks like it's been decided for us now.

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  2. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

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    Hi! She looks like a Buff Brahma to me, but it's hard to tell. Is that a chicky head peeking out from under her?! Exciting!
     
  3. daniwill

    daniwill Hatching

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    It is! At least one has hatched today. Hard to tell at the moment though.
     
  4. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

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    Awesome!
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    She's a Buff Brahma.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Probably a Buff Brahma.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    A better pic will help confirm breed, but at this point it really doesn't matter. Taking care of a hen and baby chicks is the same no matter the breed. There are some great articles in the learning center here. The main thing is she needs to be safe from predators and the chicks need to have food and water available in the next day or so. She'll stay on the nest a day or two after the first chick hatches to let the stragglers hatch, then she'll start showing them to eat and drink. Chick starter is fine for both momma and babies to eat.
     

  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    She's probably a Buff Brahma. Does she have feathered legs?
     

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