These are running in our neighborhood

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by brandon00733, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. brandon00733

    brandon00733 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2016
    Mid Florida
    My Coop
    Can anyone tell me the breed of this chicken? She runs loose in our neighborhood we love her tail feathers but we can't get close enough to take a better picture. Any ideas?[​IMG]
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    She appears to be a game hen of some strain or cross.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  4. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2015
    Game hen. Are you in Florida? They are fairly common there. Probably, if you want her, start being in a certain spot that she passes on her daily rounds, and toss some scratch feed to her. At first, toss it out where she can see you tossing it, then back off. They are pretty much creatures of habit. Do the same thing every day until you no longer need to back off. Then, how you catch her is up to you. Live trap of some sort. Baited with whatever you have been feeding her. Just be sure all of her chicks are in there with her. Possibly toss a trail of food as you slowly walk to your home. You will need a catch pen ready, because game chickens fly like pheasants, so just closing your yard gate will not be enough. Or, just move the feeding spot to your yard, and start feeding here there every day. She will hang around.

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