Game Hens, don't know what to do with them.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pooponshoe, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. pooponshoe

    pooponshoe In the Brooder

    Nov 26, 2007
    Saint Augustine, FL
    I sort of inherited them, they roost way up in the tree, and are pretty wild. Should I keep them??
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    This has nothing to do with your question...but I love your funny!!!!
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    If you start putting out feed they'll eventually stay around, if you want them to. [​IMG] If it were me, I'd keep them and try to catch them. They make great brooders, when they'll sit that is.
  4. cgmccary

    cgmccary Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    NE Alabama
    I'd keep em around. I have an OEG bantam that I caught wild from an office Park where the physicians were afraid she was going to get hit by a car (and she was all alone laying her eggs in the generator outside). She was completely wild.I brought her home, fed her and she has tamed down quite a bit on her own. She still roosts is a bush by the house though.

    She went broody & I let her set on two big std size eggs which she hatched & raised. Games are resilient, hardy, self-reliant and as the other post indicated, they are very good broodies. My little OEG is very predator savy too.
  5. silkies4ever

    silkies4ever In the Brooder

    Sep 30, 2007
    Old english game bantams are interesting little birds.

    They tend to be naturally flighty, so like said above, they are very predator saavy.

    Just go out, take some seed and bread and spend some time with them.

    Eventually they'll start to come around and even take food from your hand and come when called.

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