Rescue..is this a chicken or a wild bird?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LALADY1101, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. LALADY1101

    LALADY1101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this sounds like a really dumb question, but I'm just not sure. When we were feeding and watering everyone last night, we found this tiny little bird by the duck aviary. It looks alot like my brown leghorns when we first got them. My brown leghorn girl does roam around in the yard, but the only roo we have is a silkie. Also, this little one is extremely small. Its about the size of a new baby bird as opposed to a new baby chick. It's at least half the size of new chick, maybe even smaller. Is there a wild bird that looks like a leghorn or could this be a chick? I have no idea where it could have come from. We haven't had broody chickens.

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  2. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    could it be quail? idk...just because you said it was really small, never had quail.
     
  3. LALADY1101

    LALADY1101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well that's a thought!! I don't know either....never had any and can't say I've ever seen one. Thanks for the suggestion!
     
  4. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Ya, it could be a quail, maybe coturnix ??
     
  5. LALADY1101

    LALADY1101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:gonna go google quail...I'll let ya'll know. Thanks so much!!
     
  6. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
  7. LALADY1101

    LALADY1101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:gonna go google quail...I'll let ya'll know. Thanks so much!!

    yep I do believe it's a quail!!
     
  8. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    Wonder how it wound up there [​IMG]
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Looks like a quail.. but when I was a kid we had a banty game hen that hatched some pheasantX chicks that looked a little like that.
     
  10. cambriagardener

    cambriagardener Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have lots of quail coming through our yard from the open space behind our property. The babies do have stripes for the first week or two. They run so fast, I can't get a picture. Parents start out with about 12-14 and are lucky to end up with 2-3. Hawks get them, foxes get them, cats, get them. I've seen the mothers spread their wings to cover their chicks and warm them up. I'm afraid your "quail" will need warmth for a few weeks. Good luck! [​IMG]
     

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