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Jokenna

Jokenna
Livingston, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 12, 2013
4:52 PM

Post #9628862

Can anyone help with an ID, Please

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Jokenna

Jokenna
Livingston, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 12, 2013
4:53 PM

Post #9628863

Please don't say chicken...lol
porkpal
Richmond, TX

August 13, 2013
6:16 AM

Post #9629351

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.

Jokenna

Jokenna
Livingston, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 13, 2013
12:25 PM

Post #9629709

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.

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Light_for_Jesus

(Zone 6b)

August 13, 2013
7:45 PM

Post #9630102

Very pretty, esp the white one. Is the one a barred rock?

Jokenna

Jokenna
Livingston, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 14, 2013
3:06 PM

Post #9630745

I really don't know.. was hoping someone knew.
porkpal
Richmond, TX

August 14, 2013
4:27 PM

Post #9630816

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?
Light_for_Jesus

(Zone 6b)

August 14, 2013
8:09 PM

Post #9631021

Long time ago my mother had a Dominique rooster. He was very large and quite a beauty.

Jokenna

Jokenna
Livingston, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 14, 2013
9:22 PM

Post #9631061

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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porkpal
Richmond, TX

August 15, 2013
11:11 AM

Post #9631550

If they are all laying brown eggs, then you don't have any Leghorns - the mystery deepens...
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

August 16, 2013
7:26 PM

Post #9632933

My guess is barred rock, white Plymouth rock, red sex links and black sex link

Jokenna

Jokenna
Livingston, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 28, 2013
8:56 PM

Post #9644396

I just got 4 black copper Maran hens and a copper Maran rooster today. That makes 8 hens and 2 roosters. Slowly getting there!
porkpal
Richmond, TX

August 29, 2013
5:56 AM

Post #9644553

Chickens rule!
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

August 29, 2013
7:55 AM

Post #9644676

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.

newyorkrita

newyorkrita
North Shore of L. I., NY
(Zone 6b)

August 29, 2013
9:05 AM

Post #9644761

A wonderful addition to the flock. Yes, chickens rule! Hurray!
Light_for_Jesus

(Zone 6b)

September 1, 2013
6:07 PM

Post #9648007

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.



porkpal
Richmond, TX

September 1, 2013
7:22 PM

Post #9648084

If you can free range your hens, you can save a lot on feed. The heritage breeds seem to be the best foragers.
AdamAgain
SW, AR
(Zone 8a)

September 2, 2013
4:41 AM

Post #9648275

Light,

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.
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 2, 2013
9:30 PM

Post #9649210

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.

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