What kind of chickens do I have?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TXTiffany, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. TXTiffany

    TXTiffany Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I acquired 10 hens and 1 rooster a few months ago. I'm not sure about what breed they are. At first I didn't mind not knowing, but now I would like to know because I was hoping one or more hens would go broody. I don't know if the breed I have is or is not likely to go broody. Hoping someone here could help me out. Thanks!!
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    Here is one hen by herself

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    This is the man of the house.

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    Another hen. Sorry about the lighting.

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    Here are a few of them together.

    It was harder to get good pics then what I thought it would be. Thanks for any help in advance!
     
  2. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    the rooster looks like a rhode island red, the red hen looks like a red sexlink, and the other hen looks like an easter egger or silver ameraucana.
     
  3. TXTiffany

    TXTiffany Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know the rhode island reds don't really get broody. What about the other ones do you know?
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    the ameraucanas go broody sometimes, but the red sexlinks usually don't. there have been instances when a sex link has hatched and cared for chicks really well.
     
  6. TXTiffany

    TXTiffany Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, thanks! It's nice to know. I guess I need to look into adding a few hens to the flock. I want one that will hatch her own eggs. Do you have any suggestions of a good type or breed that would be good to add for that reason?
     
  7. ray24

    ray24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies are great mothers!! :)
     
  8. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    and cochins =)
     
  9. TXTiffany

    TXTiffany Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies, and Cochins got it! Would either of those be okay to breed with my Roo? Sorry I am just new to this whole thing.
     
  10. ray24

    ray24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be okay with your roo. Its okay everybody has to learn sometime! :)
     

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