What have I got?!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by poleathletes, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. poleathletes

    poleathletes New Egg

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    Hi all
    My partner brought 4 chickens home from work a few days ago. Apparently the owner was going to 'neck' them and Liam just offered to take them instead. Only problem is I have no idea how old they are and i think 2 of them are cockerels?! Ive done a fair bit of research and know about colour of crop, looking at legs but need someone with more experience. I am happy to keep them but just would like to know what Ive got, if anyone has any advice or ideas if these are girls or boys and how old? that would be great.
    I think these 2 might be cockerels?!




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    And I think the 2 below are hens?!


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    So if anyone can help with age and sex that would be great.

    Thankyou very much

    Lorna
    xxxxx
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I think you are right, 2 boys and 2 girls.
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Loos like they may be coronation Sussex
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Lorna, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! Fine looking birds! I'm in agreement with sumi...2 boys and 2 girls. Best wishes!
     
  5. dam danny

    dam danny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That are delawares
     
  6. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined
     
  7. poleathletes

    poleathletes New Egg

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    Thankyou all for getting back to me so quickly! Im loving chicken ownership already :) Any guesses on how old they might be?
    Thanks
    xxx
     
  8. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

    they are gorgeous :) is anyone laying at the moment?

    I noticed yellow and blue bands...not sure what type of band they are but I would take them off, especially the boys legs. They get thick quick! :)

    maybe you can find out age from original owner? I didn't see much of a spur on the boys legs, so I would say they are not that old.
     
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  9. dam danny

    dam danny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The best way would be to ask the person that he got them from from the pic you can't tell age to good and the sand's need to go betting that person got them from a egg house that use bands to keep up with age an after 2 years that get rid of them as egg slow down but i have seen some lay for menu years
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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