Not a chicken, but what am I?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ParagonPoultry, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. ParagonPoultry

    ParagonPoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    First, pardon me if this is the wrong forum...

    My son found this little guy and we aren't sure what it is!

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  2. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    baby killdeer...We have them all over here but I know nothing about them. I hope someone else can help you!
     
  3. SallyH

    SallyH Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like a baby Kildeer to me.
     
  4. kesali

    kesali Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Young killdeer or similar species??
     
  5. TreeHugger

    TreeHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Baby Killdeer. I know they are ground nesters....
     
  6. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, killdeer.
     
  7. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Did your son just find it in a field? The Killdeers nest and raise their young on the ground, so most likely the mom and dad were around when he picked it up. If you could find the parents again, they might accept it back. We had some in our yard this Summer as well and my son caught one of the chicks. We let it go after we got a good look, though, and it went back to Mama. I would encourage you to try to return it.
     
  8. DancingHen

    DancingHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2 I agree that you should try returning it. Baby wild birds are very difficult to care for and seldom thrive without their parents. It is super cute though!
     
  9. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    killdeer are cute [​IMG]
     

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