Adult hen rescued--what breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by somanychickens, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. somanychickens

    somanychickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Some neighbors came over one night and asked us to come and get this 'mean biting rooster' out of their neighborhood...this is what we found...

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    The poor thing has been debeaked, and both wings and her tail were clipped. Her tail has started to started to grow back some, but not a whole lot yet. Any idea what she is? TIA!
     
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    FF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shes a white plymouth rock. Brown eggs. Nice birds too. She is very nice looking too,
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree, white rock.

    Poor thing, it doesn't look like her wings were clipped, it looks like they were chopped off! [​IMG]
     
  4. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

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  5. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rock On

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  6. somanychickens

    somanychickens Out Of The Brooder

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    it doesn't look like her wings were clipped, it looks like they were chopped off!

    I know! [​IMG] I know people clip one wing so they won't fly, but both wings are just as short as they could be, and her tail too--why would people cut off her tail??? Anyway, thanks so much everyone for the ID--I'm glad to know! She has fit in very well with our hens, and is enjoying a nice life now! [​IMG]
     
  7. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know! [​IMG] I know people clip one wing so they won't fly, but both wings are just as short as they could be, and her tail too--why would people cut off her tail??? Anyway, thanks so much everyone for the ID--I'm glad to know! She has fit in very well with our hens, and is enjoying a nice life now! [​IMG]

    I think the term is Pinning a chickens wings.When they are day olds,the method is to clip off the third digit of a chickens wing so that they cannot grow out primary wing feathers to prevent flying.Its an easy but sad process that we DONT do here at the funny farm.

    I bought from a friend a golden comet hen that was wing pinned and he did that,also the tail was pinned off.Sort of sad,but we couldn't grab her,so she did have the advantage of escape. [​IMG]

    The advantage of pinning: you wont have to trim feathers
    Disadvantage: they cant be show birds, they will be just for production.

    That was the reason he pinned his chicks.And probably the hen was from a chicken factory that escaped,or bought,then escaped.It seems she will have a good life with you.

    We clip our chickens feathers here,but just one wing for the hens,both for the roos.They grow out,we clip em again,once a month and clip the top beak for overbite.
     

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