Chickens that live in desert type countries.

Col1948

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I often see in movies and on TV sometimes chickens that live where there is no or very little grass, I saw some in a TV serial not long ago that lived on a flat roof of a house, the story in the series was supposed to be in Syria.
What I'm getting at is their run was the roof of the house, plus like I said above I've seen lots of chickens in these type of areas where the ground is nothing but sand or gravel, no grass to be seen and I look to see if there is a coop but never see one.
How do they survive, there must be cats, dogs, hawks and eagles and what is there diet?
 

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Most are fed by people to some extent to keep them within reach I believe. Chickens mostly eat seeds and bugs, and are more than likely supplemented by humans in some way.
 

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Yes I can understand that, I was thinking more like when I read threads on here where people buy vitamins and varied feeds plus the treats, then treating them when they get ill etc.
when I see them in the movies or TV they seem healthy enough, probably hardened to the different conditions.
 

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Yes I can understand that, I was thinking more like when I read threads on here where people buy vitamins and varied feeds plus the treats, then treating them when they get ill etc.
when I see them in the movies or TV they seem healthy enough, probably hardened to the different conditions.
I don't do all that extra stuff. That makes the humans feel better, not the chicken. Chickens need feed and water. That's it. They are a simple creature. Ranging birds can get most of their needs met foraging.

There are places where chickens are feral still. Mostly warm or tropical places.
 

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Man I want to go to Hawaii or someplace overrun with feral chickens so I can catch them all and adopt them lol
And then I would catch all the feral cats and adopt them too to control the population. :p
 

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