Can anyone help with an ID, Please
I guess hen would not be satisfactory either...I'll work on it; she looks familiar. Her color is similar to my Ameraucanas, but the comb is wrong. I can't think of a breed that looks like her with a single comb and dark legs.
porkpal thanks for the help.
We were given 5 of them. We are just starting out. I think she is so pretty and named her LucyLue.. Only because we're raising them for layers not to eat. When we start with the game I won't name. These are the 5 that we got. We are thinking Dominecker, maybe Leghorn and don't know about the others...just a guess though.
I think you were right about the barred hen being a Dominique - judging by her comb. She is also rather slight for a Barred Rock unless she is quite young. Could the brown ones be Brown Leghorns? Do you know what color eggs each is laying? I am still puzzling over the first hen. Is it possible that they are a mix of breeds?
Long time ago my mother had a Dominique rooster. He was very large and quite a beauty.
Brown eggs and they could be anything. And the dominecker is very young so is the white one.. The other 3 are less that 2 years.
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If they are all laying brown eggs, then you don't have any Leghorns - the mystery deepens...
My guess is barred rock, white Plymouth rock, red sex links and black sex link
I just got 4 black copper Maran hens and a copper Maran rooster today. That makes 8 hens and 2 roosters. Slowly getting there!
I miss having chickens. But feed is so high I cannot justify having them when I can get fresh brown free range eggs for $2 a dozen. I do have 4 roos that will be going in the pot soon.
A wonderful addition to the flock. Yes, chickens rule! Hurray!
This is true, they are expensive to feed. Much cheaper to buy eggs. Not sure how these corporations feed all these chickens so cheaply. What exactly are they feeding them? I probably have 22 bantam chickens, half are roosters. My chickens get a lot of scraps too.
Chicken scratch here is $13.50 for a 50 lb bag. I'm not sure how much they are eating, but I buy 3 bags at a time usually. Just not positive how long they last me, seems like it is about a month.
If you can free range your hens, you can save a lot on feed. The heritage breeds seem to be the best foragers.
One way a layer operation controls feed cost per eggs produced is not to have half their flock roosters.
My idea of “scratch” is it is mostly corn, lots of fat, not a balanced diet for a layer. You might want to consider a good layer ration.
If you‘re in it for the eggs–the content of your post suggests that you are not–consider White Leghorns, for a brown egg Black Australorp. Everyone has preferences.
Many owners overfeed their animals.
The eggs I get come from a farmer who brings them to the feed store where I buy my horse and dog feed. When I had chickens I fed 1/2 laying pellets and 1/2 scratch.