So I found this chicken...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by grinn75, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. grinn75

    grinn75 Out Of The Brooder

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    Seriously, my neighbor found a chicken wandering at a nearby park. The poor thing is now in a nice big cage in my backyard. I used to raise and release orphaned birds and squirrels so had this nice cage in my backyard. I had contemplated getting chickens because I love fresh eggs but didn't plan it this way. I have checked local boards, newspapers, and craig's list but no one has reported a missing chicken. Any help on identifying breed and tips for caring for her would be greatly appreciated. Here's a pic.[​IMG]
     
  2. grinn75

    grinn75 Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess the pic didn't post. I'm not sure how to post pics yet.
     
  3. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas-sized [​IMG]

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    I believe you have to post a bit more before you have picture posting privileges !

    Congrats on the chicken!!
     
  4. BirdNut

    BirdNut Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi! Welcome to BYC, and the chicken-keeping addiction!

    Sorry about your picture not coming up. To prevent spam, there is a certain number of posts that you should have before you get the priviledge to post pictures.
     
  5. grinn75

    grinn75 Out Of The Brooder

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    Since I can't post a pic I will try to describe her. She is a large chicken and her coloring is best described as brindled, light brown and black. She has feathers that stick up around the sides of her face. She has a dark beak and feet. I used to rehab birds so I know how to assess body condition and other than being bit thin she seems to be in good shape. I haven't been able to go to a feed store yet so am giving her cracked corn, seeds, veggies, and fruit. Anyone got reccommendations for type of feed?
    I put a cat carrier in the pen last night so she would have a safe covered place to sleep but I guess I need to build something else. The squirrel nest boxes are little too small. [​IMG]
     
  6. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds a bit like an Easter Egger to me, but no telling without a pic. [​IMG]

    There are different types of feed, but layer pellets or layer crumbles should suit her just fine if she looks like an adult.
     
  7. KansasKate

    KansasKate Out Of The Brooder

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    IT sounds like you've got a pretty good setup, depending on the size of the cage. Sounds like a little chicken tractor! I'll be interested to see the pictures. You might want some straw or pine shavings for nesting. Hopefully you have a farm store (Tractor Supply, Orschelns, feed store) nearby to get some food. She won't starve on what you're giving her, though!
     
  8. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I would never have believed this if it hadn't happened to my brothers friend who lives in the heart of the city of Syracuse. It was a hen and I gave her away.
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. If the chicken looks like it has muffs on it's face, I agree with The PP sounds like an EE. [​IMG]
     
  10. BirdNut

    BirdNut Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a bird who fits your description, I think.

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    Would you agree? If so, you have an Easter Egger.
     

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