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Aloha BYC. just wanted to share some pix of some of the wild kauai chickens with everyone big_smile

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the last 3 photos are at walmart parking lot! lol


Edited by BigIslandChicks - 11/9/11 at 1:32am

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my birds-  trio of bantam cochins, three BR hens, 1 SLW rooster, 4 EE hens, 1 production red. pair of muscovy ducks, 2 black sex link pullets 4 roosters (about to go to freezer camp) 2 oeg bantams, pair of silver phoenix and 1 gold pullet. and a couple of kauai feral chickens(2 hens 1 roo)

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mommy to 2 DD's, married to my love, my DH 
my birds-  trio of bantam cochins, three BR hens, 1 SLW rooster, 4 EE hens, 1 production red. pair of muscovy ducks, 2 black sex link pullets 4 roosters (about to go to freezer camp) 2 oeg bantams, pair of silver phoenix and 1 gold pullet. and a couple of kauai feral chickens(2 hens 1 roo)

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post #2 of 14

That's quite a colorful mix there.

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post #3 of 14

aww the pigeons want to be chickens too lol

Love the spotty roo & the black hen with the white streaks on her neck

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Guardian of three bantam hens! Milly (RIR), Esmeralda (EE), BB (EE)

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post #4 of 14

Might be a silly question but, are they just escapees that have naturalized themselves?  Just wondering as I know nothing about the species native to Hawaii.

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post #5 of 14

Check out the cockerel with the white ear lobes in the second photo!  lol  So,  do people feed the feral chickens like we do feral pigeons?  Do they prove to be an invasivie species?  Or do the natural predators keep the numbers in check?

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Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 2 horses, 4 cockatiels, 2 parakeets,  1 Blue Front Amazon, 1 Yellow Head Amazon, 4 cockatiels, two parakeets, 1 eccentric peacock, 1 gsd, 1 pet terrapin, 1 Blue Copper Maran rooster, and 10 world famous Jersey Giants! New to the group is 3 Black Marans  chicks and one unidentified chick.

 

 

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post #6 of 14

Cool!

And I love the colors! love

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Originally Posted by theoldchick 

Check out the cockerel with the white ear lobes in the second photo!  lol  So,  do people feed the feral chickens like we do feral pigeons?  Do they prove to be an invasivie species?  Or do the natural predators keep the numbers in check?


I was wondering the same thing!

I don't feed pigeons though. It's actually illegal to do that in the city here if they find out hide

Seagulls are invasive here. God forbid you have your window cracked in the McDonalds parking lot. They will try to get in!

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Breeding: Silkies, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Ameraucanas, Naked Necks, Buckeyes, Welsummers, Marans and Mottled Houdans. 

 

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post #8 of 14

Wow! those are some pretty birds.  I remember the wild chickens from when I went to Kauai for our Honeymoon. Tour guide said
something about hurricanes carrying them to Kauai from another island and they just carried on their population there. Not sure if that is
true but I guess it could be possible.

Pretty birds!!


Edited by Roy Rooster - 11/9/11 at 3:47am
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post #9 of 14
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hey everyone - been a while but i wanted to answer some of your ???

 

there are many wild chickens here because in '91 i believe, there was a bad hurricane and many of the locals birds got loose. they are a bit of an invasive species on Kauai because the only predators are cats and dogs, maybe the hawks but on the other islands there are mongoose - they pick off the eggs and small chicks and keep the population down. back in the day when someone had the great idea to bring the mongoose to the islands to combat the rat problem,  - which makes no sense because the rats are nocturnal and the mongoose come out during the day and mainly get into your trash. when the crate of mongoose arrived in Kauai - the dock hands where checking the crates in and he got bit by a mongoose and kicked the crate into the water - or at least thats the story. makes me happy because we have no mongoose pests and we have lots of chickens!!

 

people do feed the chickens as you can see in the photos from walmart. they are actually protected by the state and you cant trap/catch or kill them unless they are on YOUR property or you have permission from the property owner. 

 

i really like the wild chickens around - just keeping them out of my yard and away from my birds and OUT of MY GARDEN! has been a challenge - they are beautiful but like all wild birds carry pests and disease. we have had to catch and release one pesky rooster just in the last month. and ive had a wild hen with what started as 12 chicks hanging around but the chicks all seemed to have some weird eye thing and a bunch of them went blind and died or where killed bc now there are only 4 - who knows what they have - http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps031  but it is probably contagious and i dont want my birdies to get whatever it is. 

 

mahalo for the interest and ALOHAs

mommy to 2 DD's, married to my love, my DH 
my birds-  trio of bantam cochins, three BR hens, 1 SLW rooster, 4 EE hens, 1 production red. pair of muscovy ducks, 2 black sex link pullets 4 roosters (about to go to freezer camp) 2 oeg bantams, pair of silver phoenix and 1 gold pullet. and a couple of kauai feral chickens(2 hens 1 roo)

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mommy to 2 DD's, married to my love, my DH 
my birds-  trio of bantam cochins, three BR hens, 1 SLW rooster, 4 EE hens, 1 production red. pair of muscovy ducks, 2 black sex link pullets 4 roosters (about to go to freezer camp) 2 oeg bantams, pair of silver phoenix and 1 gold pullet. and a couple of kauai feral chickens(2 hens 1 roo)

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Nice colorful chickens. smile.png

 

 

When I took a vacation to Hawaii, I saw a beautiful wild hen with tiny chicks. love.gif

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-Maren     D.gif

 

There's hope in front of me,

There's a light, I still see it

There's a hand still holding me, 

even when I don't believe it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He will cover you with his feathers,

  and under his wings you will find refuge;
      his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart
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