New additions (Sebright, Cemani cross, Polish etc)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BASMP, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    This is my experience:

    Any and all sebrights I've ever owned or met have been insane. They would practically break their necks trying to get away as fast possible. And if, by God, I caught one it would SCREAM bloody murder incessantly.

    My white Leghorns, on the other hand, are approachable. One even likes to come up to be held. She's an attention hog.
     
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  2. CCUK

    CCUK Free Flying

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    Yes. They can be so different. I think I'm about the only person with flighty leghorn. They kat the most big beautiful eggs though. The friendliest are my araucanas. One is quite happy to sit on my shoulder whilst I'm doing jobs around the garden!
     
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  3. BASMP

    BASMP Chirping

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    Unfortunately they re not that fond of fish..Its not so dry though, here in my place..plenty of bugs for them..Maybe i should try canned fish? Is this any good for chickens??
     
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  4. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

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    Canned fish is okay, but what it's canned in may not be. Sunflower oil I try to avoid, the same for brine because of the high salt content.
    Cooked meat is another option.
     
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  5. BASMP

    BASMP Chirping

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    Many of them are mixes but I would like to know mixes of which breeds if someone has the knowledge. My older flock is just like that, calm and docile with a few little individual differences of course! Yes, Sebrights and Leghorns are said to be flighty but I havent experience such an incident..I had a Leghorn hen years ago and she was quite a calm bird. My Sebright pullet I posted at the start of this thread is calm and friendly, too..Not nervous and skittish at all. And my other bantams that I have them for some time now, are friendly and calm as well.
    I already have 4 cockerels, 2 bantams (6 and 3,5 months old) and 2 most probably Red Rangers (4 months old) that you can see here as well my older Polish pullet:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/1-month-after.1333660/#post-21784179

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/1-month-after-part-2.1333680/#post-21784101

    So far even though my white bantam cockerel has started his reproduction activity there is not a problem of violent behavior or loss of feathers etc..I think its due to his small size, too. He's quite friendly especially to my first Polish pullet as you can see (I purchased them together some months ago. But I'll keep an eye to those things you described.

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  6. BASMP

    BASMP Chirping

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    I read that you can feed them dry cat food, too. Whats your opinion?
     
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  7. BASMP

    BASMP Chirping

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    I guess it depends on each individual chicken's characteristics, the way you grow them, etc..My cemani mix hen is this way when i try to catch her. I think she's more sensitive though because of her moulting.
     
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  8. Ted_Harrell

    Ted_Harrell Songster

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    On #3, I was going to guess Ayam Cemani/Australorp mix.
     
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  9. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

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    I've never tried feeding the chickens cat food although I know others do.
    I try to avoid feeding them anything that may contain additives and preservatives so I suppose it depends on what's in the cat food.
    Also, cat food and the vitamin drinks tend to be expensive.
    I would try plain cooked fish and mix it in with their normal feed.
     
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  10. BASMP

    BASMP Chirping

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    No, I dont think you re the only person as most articles I read about Leghorn, describe this breed as such, flighty and nervous..On the other hand my Araucana hen is 50-50..I mean she's not flighty, quite friendly but she she keeps her distance :p
     
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