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Help! What breed are these run-away's?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BrianR32GTR, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. BrianR32GTR

    BrianR32GTR Out Of The Brooder

    On my drive home from work the other night I came across 2 chickens roaming the street (in a forest-like area). I stopped my truck to have a look at them. Im use to seeing wild turkeys around my place but can honestly say I've never seen "wild chickens" I have a hunch that someone in the area had there chickens run away or they have decided to get rid of them in a poor manner.

    I decided to capture them and save them from there almost guaranteed death by coyotes (it was dusk and coyotes seem to be a pain around our place, Just assuming they would get to the "Run-Aways"). I drove around to a few of the local homes and asked if they or anyone they knew in the area had chickens. Everyones response was the same. No chicken owners! Since then I have posted on facebook to see if I can locate the owners if they ever had owners.

    In the meantime I have them at my house in our Beginner coop which is where our chicks were before they needed an upgrade. I have given them water and food and they are eating and drinking fine but are still a little skittish of people.

    I have attached some pictures to this thread as I am not sure what breed of chickens these are. I am relatively new to the chicken world and only have Isa Browns, Black Sex Links and Barred Rocks so unfortunately thats all Im really familiar with. If anyone has any input that would be great. For all I know they could be cornish hens? :p

    Thinking maybe a Phoenix from the small research I have done.

    Also to go with this topic while its here, Is it dangerous to introduce them to my already established flock? I have 11 hens already started with 5 added 6 a few months ago took 2 weeks for the younger chicks to be welcomed but now they get along fine. I have read in some places that you shouldnt introduce adult hens to a group of adult hens. Only introduce when they are younger? Input on that would be great too.

    Worst case scenario if I have to rehome them that would be okay we have a local swap and there are some really nice people that I know would love there company. Just would love to keep them. They are beautiful and by the looks of it so far have great personalities!

    Thanks in advance folks, ( I apologize for the picture quality. I don't have a closeup of the lighter hen. Will post when I get new pictures)
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Easter Eggers
     
  3. BrianR32GTR

    BrianR32GTR Out Of The Brooder

    You may be right! Just googled some pictures.. Looks pretty similar.. They havent layed any eggs yet. They probably are stressed however. And Im not too sure of there age either. But that would probably be helpful if they decide to lay some eggs!

    Not sure if it helps but these girls are FAST! They were really hard to catch. Im fairly athletic and they had be gasping for air trying to keep up with them! haha
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2015
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Easter Eggers. Nice looking Norwegian Elkhound too!
     
  5. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Defiantly EEs. Glad you rescued them. :)
     
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  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Agreed; those greenish legs and that funky comb are dead giveaways to their identity.
     
  7. bahamabanty

    bahamabanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had some just like that, laid nice size green eggs.
     
  8. BrianR32GTR

    BrianR32GTR Out Of The Brooder

    Haha thank you! Since making that my profile picture we have adopted a second NE! Such an amazing breed of dog. And surprisingly they get along with our hens and help us herd them back to the coop after their free ranging session. Would recommend the breed to everyone!

    Thanks to everyone for your responses as well! Looks like we have ourselves a new species in the flock then! Hoping they mesh well

    -Brian
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    They are different breed, not a different species. Easter Eggers are still chickens, and not even technically a breed.
     

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