What kind of chickens are these?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kerika1013, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. Kerika1013

    Kerika1013 Just Hatched

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    I am a new chicken owner and despite much time spent online researching, I don't know what kind of chickens I have. They are about 4 and half weeks old. Any ideas? Thank you for your help!
     

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  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    Not sure....where did you buy them.
    You do see you have at least one boy, right?

    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. Kerika1013

    Kerika1013 Just Hatched

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    I am an elementary school teacher and a colleague of mine hatched them in her classroom for 3rd graders. She needed to find homes for them and...I volunteered. I've had them for about a month now and so far its so much fun! I guess she did not know what kind they were either.

    Where I live we are only allowed to keep 3 hens in the yard, so sadly I will eventually need to find a new home for the boy.
     
  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    Do you see which one I am referring too?
    The one that is way more red in the comb.
     
  5. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    Chickens are wonderfully pets!
    They are a hoot to watch grow up and just wait until you get the first egg!
     
  6. Kerika1013

    Kerika1013 Just Hatched

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    Yea! He is a bit bigger than the other two and has black feathers also growing on his neck. His "waddles?" (is that what it's called?) -the pinkish red area emerging from his neck-is growing quickly! Out of the other two, one has a jagged looking yellow area growing above the beak and one has nothing at all. I am hoping those two will be hens.
     
  7. Kerika1013

    Kerika1013 Just Hatched

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    Thank you! I am very excited about keeping them and learning more and more about them. I do notice how they have little personalities. I invested in what I think is a nice coop and we have plenty of space in the yard. I'm so excited for eggs! They seem like a lot of fun!
     
  8. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    So far so good...they look like girls compared to him.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    So far one boy, But, watch the other one with visible comb-- in case that one turns red also.
     
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  10. lilmarie84

    lilmarie84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buckeye maybe
     

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