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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Luclin999, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Luclin999

    Luclin999 In the Brooder

    Jan 2, 2009
    Houston, Texas
    My wife and I know ZERO about raising chickens but last Saturday we found this bird in our yard...


    Any idea what type of chicken it is?

  2. Wild Game, looks like a red jungle fowl. They are pretty flighty,, but they are gret layers and GOOD moms. This one is a hen.

    Try to lure her with grain or soemthing. some of them like bread.

    The longer you can keep her coming back the better chance you will have of catching her, but they are hard to catch !!
  3. Luclin999

    Luclin999 In the Brooder

    Jan 2, 2009
    Houston, Texas
    I think that she was already raised around people as she will let me get as close as a foot or two away before starting to spook and earlier this evening she was willing to eat some chicken feed straight out of a bowl I was holding.
  4. Jungle fowl really are wild birds. She could be an often visitor if she knows you have food. Quite a pretty thing, she is. [​IMG]

    Good luck with her!
  5. leejaehwa

    leejaehwa In the Brooder

    Nov 16, 2008
    i dont know...it shouldnt be a red jungle fowl, i think an american game hen?
  6. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    red game , hen ,, i have her twin in with my black grey game.
    they are great layers, and make the BEST mommies [​IMG]
    and if she lets you near her,, she has definitly been around people alot,, ya dont get near mine till she's broody,, then your VERY careful not ta make her mad [​IMG]
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    And since chicken is often nature's snack. If you can't find her home, might as well make her one that is secure from preds and get some friends for her!

    Here I am assuming though you live in the US, and not in florida or HI where "wild" or "feral" chickens can actually live out in the wild.

  8. Pinky

    Pinky Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    She looks like my game hen.Mine was jumpy to start with,but after a couple of days,she became real friendly.She would jump on my knee for a treat.They really are great devoted mothers and good layers.Mine is about three years old,hatched out two clutches of eggs and she never lost a chick to a predator.She didn't mind if I picked up her chicks,but when someone else came by them,she would jump into the fence all fluffed up.
  9. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    She's a beauty --- why don't critters like that ever wander through MY yard? [​IMG] The latest thing we've had wander (actually, it wasn't a wander, it was more of a mad dash) was a horse that had escaped from his pen... couldn't get within a 1/4 mile of the critter before it took off again... I hope his owner got him back in the pen!
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    What a beautiful game hen. She is a keeper.

    Get her a coop, some sister hens and a roo!

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