What kind of chicken do I have?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Luna123, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Luna123

    Luna123 New Egg

    Apr 20, 2017
    I found this gal outside of the[​IMG] house.
    I took her in and I don't know how to care for her. I don't know her age or what to feed her. I live in Chicago so if I leave outside she'll probably won't last )):
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. This search on keeping house chickens may be useful - https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=house+chickens

    If you post the pic on this forum - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this
    you will get the best advice.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I suggest you check out "people with house chickens." My friend has had house chickens for over 25 years, different breeds and sometimes as many as 5 in the house at once. Currently she has 2 serama matronly hens and a silkie hen.

    The folks at "what breed or gender is this," can sort out your issues. Welcome to Backyard chickens. glad you joined the flock [​IMG]
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Luna123 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Kudos to you for taking her in.

    As you have already received links to some good starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.
  5. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Chicken Obsessed

    Dec 17, 2016
    Might just be a Campine hen.

    Good luck!

    -The Angry Hen
  6. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Chicken Obsessed

    Dec 17, 2016

    You probably have a
    Euskal Olioa Marraduna Basque
    I think so.


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