Handicapped chicken looking for a companion

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by juliemealy, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. juliemealy

    juliemealy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a special needs chicken that is lonely for a companion. She has deformed legs - one is forward and the other leg is backwards. She lays on her side most of the time but she can hop/fly "flop", sit up and turn circles. She lays in the yard with the dogs during the day and she sleeps in a rabbit hutch by herself at night. She doesn't like being in the rabbit hutch by herself [​IMG] and would really like a friend. She is a 5 month old leghorn.

    I am willing to take on another handicapped chicken or give her up to a good home preferably with a companion. I'm located in central Missouri.

    Thanks for reading my post,
    Julie
     
  2. chickenlovefever

    chickenlovefever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dangit, would totall give you mine. she has the same problem. Can flop around, and can't stand. She gets on her back and can't get back over. But I am in VA. Sad to see her like this, I don't want her to be with the bigger chickens but she is. Mine is a 2 month old americauna.
     
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  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe she would like a new baby bunny friend. A great companion doesn't have to be the same species.[​IMG]
     
  4. zookeeper15133

    zookeeper15133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you posted in the wrong section. You should post it under BUY/SELL/AUCTION or on a thread for where you live.
     
  5. Chicken Chickita

    Chicken Chickita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A thread for where you live would be good too. She's a very lucky chicken for you to be doing this for her.
     
  6. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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  7. juliemealy

    juliemealy Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:My chick uses her wings to balance. I've never seen her on her back. Are you around yours all the time so you can turn her over? I'm afraid if I took yours and was gone all day she would die from laying on her back too long.
     
  8. juliemealy

    juliemealy Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I will do that. Thanks for the suggestion!
     
  9. juliemealy

    juliemealy Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Somebody else suggested a bunny too. I may have to try that if I can't find a chicken. I'm hesitant because of my dogs and their love for bunnies!
     
  10. juliemealy

    juliemealy Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I'm new to the forum therefore I have to wait until I have 10 posts before I can post in that section. Thanks!
     

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