I found a chicken!!!!!... WHAT DO I DO WITH IT??? ~(PICS)~

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mahsmaj, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Hannibal, Missouri
    I was at a friends house when I saw this chicken across the road just walking around clucking a lot. It was all alone so I decided to catch it. My friend helped me put something together really fast to house the chicken for a while but she doesnt want to keep the bird... Should it be fine with my chickens back at home???




  2. You may want to check around the neighborhood and see if anyone is missing a rooster. Some folks let their chickens free range and he may have wandered off.

    If he has no home, then he should be okay with your chickens. But always quarantine first. i think i've heard two weeks to a month. You don't want your chickens catching anything.
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    quarantine, quarantine, quarantine!!!!

    then, if it the same size as your chickens, give it a whirl, but supervise.

    and did it walk across the road or Cross the road???[​IMG]

    why did the chicken cross the road? because it wanted to visit at mahsmaj's house!
  4. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    Is there any chance it is someones pet? My chickens free range all over, but I have no neighbors to pick them up and take them home. I would have left it be. You never know what diseases it will bring to your flock. Good Luck
  5. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    She looks like she'll do just fine after some adjustment. Do keep her quarantined from your flock for at least 3 weeks, to be sure she doesn't have any kind of sickness that would infect your flock. Just keep her in a pen separate from your birds and then after the three weeks you can introduce her to the rest of your flock. [​IMG] She looks to be a leghorn, they lay white eggs.
  6. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Hannibal, Missouri
    No one on the road has any chickens at all... and I think it may be a hen. Does anyone know what breed it is??? Weve already asked around.
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    She looks like a leghorn. I would also check your neighbors there and see if they are missing a bird. Leghorns can be flighty and will fly over fences no problem. The ones I have routenly fly into the fenced in garden. [​IMG]
  8. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    It looks an awful lot like a rooster.

    Is it real flighty? Could it be a leghorn?
  9. Banty Rooster

    Banty Rooster In the Brooder

    Aug 14, 2008
    Cullman, Al.
    it looks like a white old english game
  10. Looks like a white leghorn hen. I'd keep her quarantined for a couple of weeks, then if she's still looking good...put her with your others...at night...when they can't see anything anyway!! [​IMG]

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