Rescued Tyson Chicken

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by eleanor, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. eleanor

    eleanor New Egg

    Jun 26, 2007
    Hello, fellow chicken tenders,

    I have 12 laying hens and was recently given a chicken that fell off a Tyson chicken truck on its way to market. She was rescued by the driver behind the truck and delivered to me by a friend of a friend. She is very breast heavy and can barely waddle. Any ideas for integrating her into my flock or what to do with her to rehabilitate her?

  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    Wait 30 days...for infection/disease control before she gets near your flock. If she was meant to be a meat bird then maybe she should be just that?
  3. parrillofarms

    parrillofarms Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 11, 2009
    vermont, il
    they breed those meat chickens to have large breast. she probably won't get around as well as your other layers. hope she is doing fine.
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Quote:Gosh... I hate to say it. But I kind of agree with this post...about the meat bird thing. Or, just know that she's not going to be a laying hen, and may not live really long because of how she's been raised...she may be a "freeloader" as some would say. That was kind of you to take her in... [​IMG]
  5. Criskin

    Criskin Lost somewhere in a book

  6. BigSkyChickens

    BigSkyChickens Free Bird

    Apr 3, 2009
    Pleasant Hill, CA
  7. 1stepcloser

    1stepcloser Poultry In Motion

    Sep 16, 2009
    Dover, TN
    A) I think the driver who stopped is an angel.

    B) I hate Tyson. (Different thread...LOL)

    C) Be prepared to help her cross the rainbow if her frame can't support her weight. Poor thing.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2010
  8. Missouri Maiden

    Missouri Maiden Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2009
    Southwest Missouri
    Quote:[​IMG] Nicely said
  9. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    Pictures !
  10. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Was this a freudian slip?

    I got a chuckle out of it.

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