What's that chicken breed?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by akmart54, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. akmart54

    akmart54 New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Feb 2, 2013
    Texas
    Hi, everyone. I found this site for the first time and joined but now don't know how to navigate or ask questions. I did a Google search for chickens and the first link was a posting called Florida Flock Ready For Show from this website. The first picture looked just like a chicken I have and don't know the breed. The poster didn't indicate the breed. I couldn't find a place to ask questions so I joined the forum but still don't know how all this works.

    I got my first chicks last Easter. I brought 4 different breeds home and had a great time raising them in a big Rubbermaid container in the garage. I had a Brahma, what I thought was a Golden Lakenvelder, an Americana, and a New Hamshire Red. I'm not sure of the spelling of all these. Well the Golden Lakenvelder doesn't look like the pictures online so I don't think she is one. The Red and Americana started laying in Sept. but the Brahma and Golden (?) didn't begin. Then the Brahma died. I think the heat here in Texas was too much. She was really a sweet girl too. I was very sad. All the others have done well but Golden never began laying. When it turned chilly the laying stopped, but now that warmer weather has already begun, laying has resumed just this week. Golden just laid her first egg today. It was brown. I am very excited to have all three laying now. But I still don't really know what breed Golden is. So I would like to ask the poster I mentioned above what kind is in his picture.

    I am really hooked on backyard chicken raising. I live in town so didn't want too many birds. After raising the four, I thought they would be enough to keep us in eggs each week. Since I lost one and one wasn't laying I was only getting around 3 to 5 eggs a week. I have decided to add three more to my flock this year. I have ordered three more different breeds that are reported to be quiet, docile and good layers. I enjoy spending time with the girls. They are very tame and follow me around the yard hoping for a treat.

    If anyone can help with this breed question I would appreciate it. I can post a picture if I can learn how. Thanks
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    43,519
    479
    486
    Dec 22, 2009
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    36,232
    8,041
    666
    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,864
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, akmart54, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our flock! I agree with sumi - post those pics over on the thread she suggested and someone will be able to ID them for you. Best of luck in your chicken adventure!
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    66,488
    17,124
    836
    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. Check out the learning center at the top of the page. Also click on 'forums' at the top of the page and then click on the sections that interest you. (Eventually that will be all of them.) If an old man like me could could learn his way around here, so can you.
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    20,239
    147
    348
    Jun 4, 2010
    Alabama
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by