Brownie the rescue chicken? What is she?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by [email protected]@b, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. chickenn@@b

    [email protected]@b Out Of The Brooder

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    I adopted a mystery chicken and am curious about her approximate age and breed. any help will be appreciated! She's my first chicken. We had just finished the run and coop when I got her [​IMG]

    Edited to add: she is not laying at all. The people that had her have had her in a little crate in the backyard for at least 4 months.

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    Last edited: Oct 26, 2011
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello! Brownie looks like a RIR to me. Very cute. It's really hard to tell how old a chicken is.....
     
  3. Little One

    Little One Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a rhode island red. Comb and waddles are still small, so she probably just hasn't matured fully, yet. I'd say about six months?? Just my guess.
     
  4. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she looks like a RIR or maybe Production Red..............she looks to be around 4-5 months.....
     
  5. NanaLantana

    NanaLantana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like my Rhode Island Red hens. My hens are 10 months old, and their combs are bigger than Brownie's. So she might not be fully mature yet. Let her settle in, and give her a few months, and then record when she starts laying. She may not be quite 6 months yet. If her comb stays the same size as now, then who knows how old she is?
     
  6. Nicki

    Nicki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rhode Island Red
     
  7. chickenn@@b

    [email protected]@b Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys! I kinda guessed about 5-6 months and I know she wasn't given a proper diet (they were feeding her cereal [​IMG] ) so I figured she might be a little immature from that too. She's a real sweetie.
     
  8. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    [email protected]@b :

    Thanks guys! I kinda guessed about 5-6 months and I know she wasn't given a proper diet (they were feeding her cereal [​IMG] ) so I figured she might be a little immature from that too. She's a real sweetie.

    Actually, she looks very healthy. Depending on what kind of cereal it was, it might not have been too bad for her. However, she probably needs some feed with calcium and protein. I can't say for sure how old she is, but she does look mature.​
     
  9. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she looks great for a rescue chicken!!!!!
    bless you for taking her
    I say she a RIR [​IMG]
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  10. chickenn@@b

    [email protected]@b Out Of The Brooder

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    They were feeding her rice krispies. They moved and left her behind with a pile of nasty soggy cereal in the crate. They also left behind a guinea pig I've been feeding and watering until I can find it a home.

    I thought she looked pretty healthy too. She was actually pretty clean considering she had no coop or shelter and lived in a storage tub sitting on the ground in a wire cage. She's got beautiful soft feathers, no lice or mites, clear bright eyes. She just looks like her comb and wattles aren't quite mature yet? anyway, starting my egg countdown LOL
     

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