My runt ranger at 5 weeks old (with pics, kinda gross looking)

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by SandraMort, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
    ny
    His abdomen is still disproportionately large and at the end of the day, I'd swear his crop is double the size of his head! He's got a few feathers but not many. He's gonna be *COLD*. I've got the heat lamp up and don't plan to take it down any time soon, but he doesn't go out as much as the others. Still, he seems to have as good a quality of life as any of the others do. (Though BOY does he look angry at me in that first picture!!! He wanted DOWN.)

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  2. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What happened to Ranger? Why aint he got no hair? I own and love a naked hampster, I could learn to love Ranger. (I think)
     
  3. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    I wonder if he doesn't have the recessive gene for featherless???

    You know...you COULD have the first broiler that has no feathers!
     
  4. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
    ny
    No, no, his name isn't Ranger, he's a freedom ranger breed meat bird. He's a runt and just never grew the feathers in.

    If he stays alive and is too small to process, and is a girl, we'll keep her. If he's a boy, I'll have to rehome him. Maybe the animal sanctuary.

    Ms. Lewis Rich :

    What happened to Ranger? Why aint he got no hair? I own and love a naked hampster, I could learn to love Ranger. (I think)​
     
  5. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    *cough* if he never grows in feathers he might be worth some real dough to Tyson...
     
  6. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    he needs a sweater!
     
  7. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
    ny
    He's still growing, but that's an interesting idea. If she does turn out to be a girl, once she's big enough so she's not growing rapidly, a fleece "apron" might help her get through the winter. If it's a boy, I'll let his next home deal with it.
     
  8. carress

    carress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh MY - that's a weird lookin bird!
    mebbe he's got male pattern baldness...
     
  9. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Oh my! He is cute..... just ship him to georgia!!!
     
  10. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
    ny
    If there was some way to ship him safely and inexpensively, I would in a heartbeat. I hate to see a bald bird struggle with the upstate NY cold.
     

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