Rescue Chicken

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WGB, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. WGB

    WGB In the Brooder

    Jan 24, 2008
    Hi All,
    Can you guys help me!
    We ended up with a rescue chicken, poor thing had nothing to eat or drink for a couple days.
    I think I know what we have, but would like to hear from the experts!
    Breed? Hen? or possable roo?
    Feathers around the neck is throwing me a curve.
    What is the best way to introduce it to the rest of the flock, Buff Orpingtons and Cinnimon sexlinks.
    I can get what ever pic you want.

  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Looks like a rooster to me, either a Barred Rock/Easter Egger or a Cockoo Maran/Easter Egger.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2011
  3. brandoncakes

    brandoncakes Songster

    Aug 25, 2010
    Kailua, HI
    Easter Egger Rooster.
  4. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    Quote:ditto here.

    Oh and I wouldn't introduce him to my flock for a full 30 days and not before I dusted him for mites and cooties and wormed him and in general made sure he was healthy. You might even want to give him some antibiotic treatment just in case. IF YOU WERE GOING TO KEEP HIM WHICH I WOULDN'T. Lord only knows where he's been and what he's got.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2011
  5. maxxsmommy

    maxxsmommy Songster

    Aug 24, 2011
    im guessing rooster~ he is handsome though!! and as for introducing him to your others maybe you should grab one of your others and put it with him to see how it goes. [​IMG]
  6. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    He's a Barred Rock/Easter Egger cross rooster.

    I also would recommend quarantining him, and treating him for worms and lice and mites before mixing him in with your flock. I'm really careful about introducing new birds.

    Learned the hard way with our cattle a few years ago. Brought in some bottle calves from the sale barn and over the next 12 months we were having to treat all of our calves for pneumonia and scours in all of the pastures those bottle calves had been in. They were really bad strains of pneumonia and scours. A healthy calf could be bouncing around one day, next day on the ground so sick he can't even get up. We gave lot's of shots and drenches and were able to save most of the calves, but still lost 5 calves. It was an expensive lesson.
  7. WGB

    WGB In the Brooder

    Jan 24, 2008
    Quote:I thought Barred Plymouth Rock to start too.

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