Vantress. Anyone know that breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by x2n2005, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. x2n2005

    x2n2005 Just Hatched

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    Hey there you guys! I got my first chicken last Sunday. I bought the chicken because I thought it looked cool and cute. The person said it is a Vantress chicken. I researched and what I found is that people sell these as broilers. The thing is I read that broilers are bred for meat and they dont live long. I want it as a pet. If it is a broiler. Got any suggestion on making it live longer? Here is a picture of her.
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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like it maybe to late. She appears to be going down on her legs already. I'd find another hen of a laying breed to replace her before you get to attached.
     
  3. x2n2005

    x2n2005 Just Hatched

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    i see. I guess I will just have to try keep her alive as much as possible. If she dies, do you think it is safe to eat her? I put her on antibiotics. I dont even wanna think about eating her though.
     
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree. It's really not a kindness to extend the life of a broiler. They are bred to eat anything you put in front of them and grow like crazy. Keep them too long, and you will end up with a chicken suffering from leg problems, or possibly heart problems. Do you really want your pet to suffer? I would find someone to take her and, as suggested, find yourself a nice laying breed or a froo-froo chicken (frizzle, sizzle, silkie, etc.) for your pet. I'm sorry this first chicken is not one bred to live a long life.
     
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  5. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Not sure why you put her on antibiotics... I would not eat a bird that we didn't kill ourselves. If you can't think about eating her, please find someone who can, and get yourself a healthier chicken to be your pet.
     
  6. x2n2005

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    She was pooping really wet green poop. Thought she would be be infected with something. After the antibiotics, she started to have better looking poop.
     
  7. x2n2005

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    I guess. Well,I better start looking for some chickens as pets. Poor thing. I feel bad for it. Thank you for the reply.
     

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