So yesterday I caught a wild hen

CAZ3126

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So yesterday I caught a wild hen, and I would like some help to identify her breed (if possible).
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CAZ3126

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I see that too. Not something I would do due to biosecurity, but if the bird has been roaming around the OP's flock for a long while, quarantine wouldn't help anyway.
She has been roaming close by for months, and often times eating with my other chicks whenever I let them free roam, so I hope she's disease free. Thank you all, I didn't even think about that.
 
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Do you not think she might be better off staying wild?
If she was living by herself, she was either dumped or her entire feral flock was killed, so the OP made the right choice. This doesn’t sound like the same situation as the one in Hawaii, for example, where there is low predator pressure and ideal temperatures for the feral chicken flocks.
 

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If she was living by herself, she was either dumped or her entire feral flock was killed, so the OP made the right choice. This doesn’t sound like the same situation as the one in Hawaii, for example, where there is low predator pressure and ideal temperatures for the feral chicken flocks.
I don't know enough about the circumstances to comment further. It was just a thought.
 

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