Urgent! Just found 3 abandoned birds that look like little chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Arth2420, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. Arth2420

    Arth2420 Hatching

    Jun 4, 2017
    Are these chickens? They seemed kind of hungry when I found them abandoned in a parking lot. They're obviously pets since they ran right up to be and I gave them some rice and oatmeal and they gobbled it up. What should I feed them? PS I live in an area where there are no wild chickens. 14966335294151657728954.jpg 14966335294151657728954.jpg
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  2. Kadeethechickenlady17

    Kadeethechickenlady17 In the Brooder

    Jun 4, 2017
    They look like chicks. Some starter grain if ur gonna keep them. Any local feed store should have it.
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  3. jackiedee

    jackiedee In the Brooder

    May 18, 2016
    Near Jacksonville, FL
    I think they're chickens and yes starter is good. But great job with the rice and oatmeal! That'll work. :thumbsup
  4. 17 chickens

    17 chickens Crazy Chicken Math

    Jul 11, 2016
    Chattaroy Washington
    It is sad when people just toss animals out! You are a great person with a big heart for taking them in!!
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  5. sannabelle

    sannabelle Crowing

    Mar 22, 2016
    Rural Missouri
    I'm never lucky enough to find random parking lot chicks :(

    Do you have a way to keep them nice and warm? Chicks that age need access to warmth, food and clean fresh water at all times :) if you use a heat lamp for warmth, make sure they can get away from it in case they get to warm- like only having it over one side of the enclosure. Thanks for takin the little babies in! Poor things. You're their hero!
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