Feral Chickens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Umbral_Necropolitan, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. Umbral_Necropolitan

    Umbral_Necropolitan Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a couple of free range wild chickens living around my house and was curious what breed they are. There used to be around seven chickens in all but predators have culled there numbers to two, so the two remaining are very flighty and won't let me close enough to get a good picture of them.

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    I lured them out with some cracked corn. The one pecking on the ground is the mother of the other chicken.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Look like OEG chickens to me.... or a Phoenix X OEG
     
  3. Umbral_Necropolitan

    Umbral_Necropolitan Out Of The Brooder

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    I think this rooster on the left is father to the younger hen...
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    I sure do miss the rooster (Golden) on the right... he was nice to the hens and took good care of them when the other roosters got killed.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    We have a neighborhood to the south of us with many feral chickens. Some look like yours.l
     
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Yes OEG's are my guess also.

    AL
     
  6. Umbral_Necropolitan

    Umbral_Necropolitan Out Of The Brooder

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    Alrighty, thank you for helping me identify the lil gals.
     
  7. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say American Game Fowl.
     
  8. timbofarms

    timbofarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are pretty
     
  9. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious, but if they are game fowl wouldn't the roos not tolerate each other?
     
  10. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:not necessarily, as long as they grew up together they will get along fine.
    introducing new roosters is a challange on its own though.
    lots of beatings till the new game roos' learn their place.
    I have several game roos, introduced and ones who had been living together for a while. they all get along fine, now.
    takes about a month or 2 before everything settles into a smoothly run chicken house.
    another thing I have learned when putting in new game roos' is to do it at night. by morning the older ones cant quite figure out who belongs and who is new.
     

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