What kind of chicks are they?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ADalton655, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. ADalton655

    ADalton655 In the Brooder

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    Hello! I’m new to the site. I recently purchased 3 baby chicks for our “Backyard Farm” and am anxious to find out what kind I got! My daughter picked them out. Two little yellow ones and this one little black one. I have been looking online at different breeds, but all the little yellow ones look so similar! Can anyone help identify this little cutie?!
     

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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

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    Where did it come from - a feed store or private breeder?

    I'm going to guess Australorp:) Sure is a cutie.

    The yellow ones, if you have photos we'd love to see them too.
     
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  3. ADalton655

    ADalton655 In the Brooder

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    They came from Tractor Supply. Went in to get a new cage for my oldest daughter’s 4-H rabbits, and left with baby chicks for the youngest. Here’s one of the yellow one.
     

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  4. Rubysword

    Rubysword Crowing

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    I'd guess australorp and orpington. Did they have any sort of labels? What is their brooder setup? What are you feeding them? Do they have a heat source and water? Are you prepared to build a predator proof coop for them? And :welcome
     
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  5. ADalton655

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    View attachment 1294580 No labels. Right now they are set up in the top part of this hutch. I added extra wire on it to keep predators out. It has a ramp but I have it closed so they can’t go down there. It’s just on the patio for right now to help keep warm. Once they get a little bigger we will move them to the grass, and get a bigger coop. I have a heat lamp on them. They have food, id have to go look at the exact name but it was the chick start they recommended. And yes have water.
     
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  6. ADalton655

    ADalton655 In the Brooder

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  7. Rubysword

    Rubysword Crowing

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    Looks like you're doing well. Good luck with them! Right now, it's hard to tell what they are. We have our best guesses, but we can't be sure. Keep posting pictures as they grow!
     
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  8. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

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    I can't see the hutch pic attachment. Chicken wire isn't predator proof. Hardware cloth is more so.
     
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  9. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

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    Oops, spoke too soon. I see the hutch now!
     
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  10. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

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    Looks secure enough, more so than plain chicken wire. Once it goes on the ground, I would add an apron of hw cloth to prevent diggers.
     
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