ok this is kinda new for me .. just give me a chance

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aznredneck901, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. aznredneck901

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    i really dont know what kind of rooster i have...ill post a picture of him .. i been feeding it scratch grain and i kinda slack off .. and been feeding it my left over and alot of other HUMAN food.. i know im doing something wrong.. right ? i have a chicken coop for it and all and im afraid to let the it loose because i have a pair before and the darn coons got them.. the weather in memphis is getting cold so i made them a small coop in the garage with a little heater in the garage ...


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  2. jhm47

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    Looks like a "game" type rooster. It isn't a recognized breed, but might make a very nice pet for you.

    Scratch grains are not a good source of feed, but are a great treat for your bird. I'd suggest that you get some type of mash or pellets that are specially formulated for chickens. Layer mash, or non-medicated grower mash would be just fine. You can keep on feeding table scraps also. Leftover meats and vegetables are great treats for chickens. Feed him well, and you'll have a great pet for many years. Good luck!
     
  3. aznredneck901

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    thanks man its a game rooster alright lol but yea thanks for the help i think its a shamo blood line but i dunno ??
     
  4. unionwirewoman

    unionwirewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The sun sure shines bright in your garage....maybe you just have the door open??? You should probably read up on how to take care of birds , housing , and other basic aspects of raising birds before you get them . Not a slam....just giving you the 411 . There are many different posts on here to learn from ...I suggest you read them before entertaining the idea of getting more birds . As I would tell anyone else on this forum....YOU are responsible for these birds...they are like children.....leave them unprotected , and they will perish .[​IMG]
     
  5. aiwetir

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    well coming here and asking some questions is a good start, at least you are on the right path.

    a 50 pound bag of pellets isn't too much and should last a long time with just that one guy.
     
  6. Patch of Heaven Farm

    Patch of Heaven Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi aznredneck

    Here is a site on feeding chickens. Hope it helps. Scratch should only be fed in small amounts. A grower/finisher feed is needed for the proper protien and such. Also he needs clean fresh water daily. Good luck with your roo! [​IMG]


    http://msucares.com/pubs/infosheets/is1214.htm

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  7. kentuckysilkies

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    I think your rooster is an Asil. They have a higher protein requirement that most chickens. Providing human food is not a problem, especially for this guy. I would buy him some high protein game bird food.
     
  8. Cuban Longtails

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    He really doesn't need the heater, just shelter from the wind & rain/snow. Pick him up a couple of hens and he'd make you a right good find of a rooster!

    He appears to be an oriental gamefowl mix. He could possibly have aseel, shamo, thai, malay - it's hard to tell unless you know where he came from.

    Contrary to the high protien suggestion, they do just fine with food around 16% - 18% protien. If he's a large bird, too much protien and not enough exercise will cause leg problems. Try not to feed a lot of large whole grains (like whole corn) without providing him a source of grit (small stones).

    You can find a great source of information on orientals Here .
     
  9. aznredneck901

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    Re: ok this is kinda new for me .. just give me a chance

    I think your rooster is an Asil. They have a higher protein requirement that most chickens. Providing human food is not a problem, especially for this guy. I would buy him some high protein game bird food.

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    Re: ok this is kinda new for me .. just give me a chance

    He really doesn't need the heater, just shelter from the wind & rain/snow. Pick him up a couple of hens and he'd make you a right good find of a rooster!

    He appears to be an oriental gamefowl mix. He could possibly have aseel, shamo, thai, malay - it's hard to tell unless you know where he came from.

    Contrary to the high protien suggestion, they do just fine with food around 16% - 18% protien. If he's a large bird, too much protien and not enough exercise will cause leg problems. Try not to feed a lot of large whole grains (like whole corn) without providing him a source of grit (small stones).

    You can find a great source of information on orientals Here .






    Thanks for the help .. i just bought some Game cock ration , whole kernel corn also some scratch grains , but i also give him some of my left over all the times .. so this game bird is healthy that i know of.. well ill post some new picture of him in a couple of days .. also ill take a picture of my chicken coop .. tell me ur opinion if i need to make something bigger for him..
     
  10. Guitartists

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    I think maybe it's Thai or Thai/cross... but I'm NO expert [​IMG]
     

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