What Breed is this Black Speckled Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DiamondWest, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. DiamondWest

    DiamondWest New Egg

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    Henrietta came with our new home... She is black with white speckles and a short comb. She is very wary of humans... but likes hanging with the horses. She is a good flyer -- she chooses to roost every night in our Colorado Spruce trees. A great forager and obviously cold hardy as she is surviving the snows, winds and wind chill that sometimes is below zero. Henrietta is alone, but is very loyal to this property -- she has free run of the place, but never leaves even though the neighbor's farm has chickens and sometimes their chickens will hop over the fence and visit.

    Can anyone tell me what breed she is?

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  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I'm guessing Barred Rock. She's one tough gal!
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Rock
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Barred Rock wish she would sleep inside though and not in trees -
     
  5. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there still a coop on the property? Or a barn or something you could shut her in at night? Lure her in with feed.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Barred Rock.
     
  7. DiamondWest

    DiamondWest New Egg

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    Thanks for the responses everyone! So the consensus is that Henrietta is Barred Rock! So we should expect brown eggs.... There is a chicken coop on the property and we keep food in there for her that she eats, but if we get close to her, she heads for the spruce trees. So there is no possibility of closing her in at night. The spruce trees are very thick and stay dry near the trunk where she roosts and they do generate heat... Hopefully Henrietta will lose her intense wariness of us as time goes on.
     
  8. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    If you can I would get some more chickens for her. And maybe if she sees the others socializing with you or roosted in the coop then she will come closer or join in.

    You could also try offering her some tasty treats.

    You don't even have to stand out there/feed them directly at first, could just make sure she sees you putting treats down and leave and let her eat them
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Barred Rock, so yes, brown eggs. Sounds like you may never find them though.
     
  10. DiamondWest

    DiamondWest New Egg

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    Thanks for the ideas. We're new to chickens!
     

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