Abe, our rescue rooster. I know the girls are Rhode Island Reds but Abe has something else mixed in, Ameraucana? maybe? Abe is his name, well, because of his beard of course. His former people called him Red and he was beat up daily. He is so sweet, not like our last one who had me trapped on the porch all the time....well, not any more. I love Abe...
So, any guesses if he has Ameraucana mixed in?
The first morning at our place, he started back to his former home, I ran down the driveway and lured him back to our place with food. He ate non-stop for about 15 minutes, I was really beginning to worry that he would eat too much. I don't think he got to eat before, the other birds just wouldn't let him and he couldn't sleep in the coop but was sleeping in a dog shelter. So, the first night, he went into the coop an hour before the girls went, I think to make sure he had a place and it was HIS. He now feels confident enough to stay out late with the girls.
He has some issues walking and with balance but he had put on a bunch of weight in the last 2-3 weeks and looks so much better. Ideas please...Kate