Chicken ID help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by eguiney, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. eguiney

    eguiney Just Hatched

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    Our neighbors moved and left their chickens so we've recently adopted this guy/gal. We're new to chickens and don't have a clue what gender/age/breed s/he is. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    Here's what we know: S/he survived outside with no coop living in a tree for three weeks, doesn't like being handled (but that could be how s/he was raised, not a breed trait), is pretty quiet - soft muttery clucking around the yard and loud clucks when upset, seems to be a good forager, and puts his/herself to bed at about 3pm. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. eguiney

    eguiney Just Hatched

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    And another shot...
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  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    That's a game hen... very well known for their survival abilities... nope, not usually a cuddly type but great broodys for chicks...
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree she's a game hen. They're scrappy little things, not stellar layers but make great broody hens and fiercely protective mommas.

    Her breed traits probably allowed her to thirve the last few weeks. A more farm-type hen would have been more likely to have fallen prey to something, or not been able to find enough to eat to keep warm.
     

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