Chickens On the Side of the Road??? Save them?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by socksarelli, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. socksarelli

    socksarelli New Egg

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    So I have been wanting to start a coop for like ever. There is a family of chickens on the side of the freeway (hen and 4 chicks) that seems to be limited in movement. Is it okay to scoop them up and give them a home? Are there any drawbacks to "wild" chickens?

    Thanks!

    Christopher
     
  2. weshard

    weshard Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say grab them. I rescue Gold Plumb run always all the time and they do well.
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    One drawback is they may belong to someone else. Your rescuing may be someone else's stealing.
     
  4. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say, rescue and post a 'found' ad in the local paper...that way, if they are someones you aren't stealing and the chickens will be safer with you then on the highway!
     
  5. mong7769

    mong7769 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say it depends on if there are house near where you see them. The add in the paper is probably a good idea. Also if they are ranging they may have bugs depending on where you live so you may have to check them for that and act accordingly.
     

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