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Dumped Chicken - photo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DogwoodValley, May 28, 2007.

  1. DogwoodValley

    DogwoodValley Out Of The Brooder

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    I posted a few weeks ago in the emergency folder about a rooster who was dumped here. He ended up not making it, unfortunately. But this little girl appeared yesterday and seems very healthy. She is also very friendly and sweet. We named her Kitty because one of the cats nearly had her for lunch before we caught her.

    Any idea what breed she could be or how old? Apparently the chickens read my "Horse Rescue" sign on the road to mean "Chicken Rescue" as well. [​IMG]

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  2. michellerene

    michellerene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, pretty girl!!! She looks like a buff orpington to me... lucky you! [​IMG]

    8-10 weeks or so?
     
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  3. missusduray

    missusduray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She does look like a buff orpington. I have 3 hens and a roo and I LOVE them! Congrats to you! Who wouldnt want a beautiful hen like that? Their loss, your gain. And at least you know that it is a hen!
    Kristyne [​IMG]
     
  4. fowlweatherfriends

    fowlweatherfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    Buff Orpington, anywhere from 8 to 10-12 weeks (size depends a LOT on the quality and amount of feed in the early weeks). Buffs are VERY affectionate and sweet. Mine follow me around the yard [​IMG]. She does look healthy, but like most chickens-new ones should probably be kept in quarentine till 30 days-that's if you have any other rescued birds she could come into contact with.

    Best wishes and congrats!
    [​IMG]
     
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I would say a Buff Orp also...definitely a young bird, because of the lack of comb and wattles.
    Sorry the roo didn't make it, but hoping for better luck with Kitty.
     
  6. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    I vote buff orpie also. They are sweeties. I'm glad a new chicken has found you after the horrible experience you had with that poor roo.
    To err on the side of caution: since we don't really know what that last roo died from, be sure to scrub down any areas he was in, and keep the new girl away from any places he may have been.
     
  7. DogwoodValley

    DogwoodValley Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your input everyone. Nice to know what breed and app. age she is. I sterilized the heck outta that cage since she is in the same one the sick rooster was in. It also of course has fresh bedding and food/water dishes.

    I only have one other rooster on the property and the new girl is being kept shut up in the feed room for now. Luckily my rooster is super friendly and meek so I'm sure he'll welcome a new friend in a few weeks. [​IMG]
     
  8. Freebie

    Freebie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    She looks so darned sweet. I have a Buff Orphington that hatched a chick about 3 weeks ago. She is normally a little standofish. But since hatching the chick she is a little better. But she lets me handle the chick whenever I want to, without even trying to get me. That really surprised me.

    Have fun with her, and enjoy your eggs in a few months.
     
  9. missusduray

    missusduray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is the new chicken doing?
    Kristyne
     

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