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Chicken running wild in small town found a new home.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by KnittingChick3, May 20, 2017.

  1. KnittingChick3

    KnittingChick3 Out Of The Brooder

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    My co-worker saw this chicken wandering around the car wash parking lot in town yesterday morning. FB_IMG_1495295562598.jpg

    The next morning it was still there, so she called me. My husband and I went to try to catch it. The mayor (because in a small town, you know everyone) said whoever could catch it, could keep it. (I guess it had been causing some trouble with traffic...)
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    We did the "food in a cage" trap and managed to catch her and brought her home. She's in quarantine right now until she gets used to us and I can give her a bath and make sure she doesn't have anything contagious to my other birds.
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    We only had her at home about 10 minutes before she laid an egg, so obviously a hen and obviously old enough to lay, but I don't know anything else about her. I believe she's a White Leghorn. She's a little dirty, but otherwise seems in good shape. Small bald patch on rump above tail from either rubbing on something, or getting pecked at, but no clipped beak and toe nails are neat so I don't think she escaped from a battery cage truck (sometimes chicken trucks go through town...) 20170520_112135.jpg
     
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  2. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    congrats yes she looks like a leghorn mix or muddy leghorn lol keep me posted and :welcome:welcome:welcome:yuckyuck:goodpost: she is really pretty! xxx
     
  3. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    So cute! I love the story!
    By the way, good job rescuing her! :highfive:
     
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  4. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    x2 i forgot to mention that!!
     
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  5. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    :D
     
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  6. KnittingChick3

    KnittingChick3 Out Of The Brooder

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    More info on the rescue hen.
    Gave her a bath, which she was quite calm for, almost limp in my hand. I was surprised as this is a bird we have barely handled! She had some icky stuff stuck to her bum feathers that we had to cut off. She still looks a little dirty, but it didn't come off and some of it is just colored feathers.
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    I blow dried her a little, then set her up in a nice toasty bathroom near the space heater, so she could groom herself to her own specifications. 20170521_185823.jpg
    There are a number of broken feathers, so I'm not sure if that's just from running wild at the car wash or what.
    It does look like she was pecked on her back some, so I put some antibiotic ointment on it. 20170521_185918.jpg
     
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  7. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Awesome! She looks great! Your on the right page handling her! ;)
     
  8. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think she was on a tour to see Campbells Soup Co. those caged birds get lots of broken feathers.. their beaks are not always clipped..
     
  9. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    welldone! keep us posted...
     
  10. BY Bob

    BY Bob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Way to go. This is one lucky girl.
     
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