When I first got chickens...

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Theeggboxtoo, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Theeggboxtoo

    Theeggboxtoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2010
    Alabama
    When I first got chickens I order the rainbow layer assortment from mcmurry hatchery. They sent 3 roosters and 25 pullets. When they were 15 weeks old we noticed the roosters mounting the hens. I thought the Roos were being mean so I ran outside and knocked them off [​IMG], I did this for 2 weeks before I figured out what they were doing! [​IMG] Poor roosters [​IMG]

    Post your newbie mistakes! [​IMG]
     
  2. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Quote:I got REALLLYYYY freaked when i saw this thing coming of the chick. I thought it was pasty butt (athough looking back it was on the stomach) and kept trying to rip it off..

    It was the umbilical cord thing. [​IMG]
     
  3. Theeggboxtoo

    Theeggboxtoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2010
    Alabama
    Iheartchicks<3[​IMG] :

    Quote:I got REALLLYYYY freaked when i saw this thing coming of the chick. I thought it was pasty butt (athough looking back it was on the stomach) and kept trying to rip it off..

    It was the umbilical cord thing. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  4. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2010
    Tampa
    OMG THE BABY CHICK IS DEAD, THE BABY CHICK IS DEAD......oh wait..she's sleeping! lol
     
  5. missychicky

    missychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jun 10, 2009
    Milwuakie. OR
    Well I thought my chicken austro was a roo for her first 6 months of life until I saw "him" lay an egg. So now we call her him and to add to the confusion she now honks like a goose. So we have a gender confused species unsure chicken.
     
  6. Theeggboxtoo

    Theeggboxtoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2010
    Alabama
    Quote:I have one just like that [​IMG]
     
  7. Theeggboxtoo

    Theeggboxtoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2010
    Alabama
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  8. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Ohio
    It's definately a hen.

    *3 months later*

    Why is she crowing?!?!?
     
  9. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    My grandma: "Why is she laying there in the dust?"

    me: OH MY GOD. SHE IS DYING! SHE is DYYYYING.

    My grandma: "Dom" (my nick name) .. "i dont think.."

    Me: "OH MY GOD, SHE IS DYING! WHAT DO I DO?!?!?!" MY face: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    The chicken: *gets up from dirt and gets a drink"

    My grandma: [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Me: [​IMG]

    me: *googles chicken in dust"

    Results: Dustbathing u idiot.

    me: [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2011
  10. Theeggboxtoo

    Theeggboxtoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2010
    Alabama
    Iheartchicks<3[​IMG] :

    My grandma: "Why is she laying there in the dust?"

    me: OH MY GOD. SHE IS DYING! SHE is DYYYYING.

    My grandma: "Dom" (my nick name) .. "i dont think.."

    Me: "OH MY GOD, SHE IS DYING! WHAT DO I DO?!?!?!" MY face: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    The chicken: *gets up from dirt and gets a drink"

    My grandma: [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Me: [​IMG]

    me: *googles chicken in dust"

    Results: Dustbathing u idiot.

    me: [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     

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