I live in NH and don' know much about chickens. But one day back in April a small chick ran to me in our yard. I asked the neighbors if it was their chick but noone knew where it came from. Sooo I keep it in my house for the night and the next day it couldnt walk. I truley thought the poor thing was going to die. So i hand fed it food and vitamine water everyday for a week and it just hopped up and started running around. We were so happy to see that she lived. So she stayed in our bathroom while her coop was being built. i Dont know nothing about keeping chickens but we love her and she is staying! I dont know what kind she is. But she is very friendly.