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What kind of chicken????

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by hevnlyprncss, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. hevnlyprncss

    hevnlyprncss In the Brooder

    Sep 1, 2008
    Meriden, CT
    Hi. I have been given a chick from an egg farm by a relative who works there and didn't want to see it get killed in a dump trailer. He rescued it and then had no idea what to do with it once he got it home. Luckily another relative knew I had gotten some chicks and asked if I was interested in "saving" this chick. I'm just trying to find out what kind it is. Also, it has a weird beak. It almost looks like it has lips. Does that mean it's been debeaked? I'm really new at this. Thanks for any help you can give me.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2008
  2. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Songster 10 Years

    May 25, 2008
    Most chickens at egg factories are Leghorns if they lay white eggs and Rhode Island Reds or Barred Rocks if they lay brown.
    Leghorns are yellow as chicks, Barred Rocks are black and white, and RIRs I think are red and white. So looks like you've got you a little Leghorn.
    It may indeed have been debeaked. That is sad. [​IMG] I'm glad it now has a good home [​IMG]
  3. hevnlyprncss

    hevnlyprncss In the Brooder

    Sep 1, 2008
    Meriden, CT
    My avatar is not the chick in question. That is Miley Cyrus, one of my 2 week old buff silkies [​IMG] The chick in question is brown (she's about 3 weeks old). I'll try to get a pic of her (I know it's a her because the farm only gets hens to lay eggs) tomorrow morning and post it. thanx for the info.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2008
  4. hevnlyprncss

    hevnlyprncss In the Brooder

    Sep 1, 2008
    Meriden, CT
    This is Lakes

    I'm guessing she's a Rhode Island Red.

    What do you think?
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Debeaked. how sad. Be careful who you put her - she is missing a major defense mechanism and if she gets picked on, she won't be able to defend herself. She is soooo ocute.
  6. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing 11 Years

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    She is red Sex-Link. Will lay nice Large-Jumbo Brown eggs.

    She has been debeaked on both the upper and lower beaks. Not the best thing for a bird, but with the good home she is in now she should adapt and thrive. She will be able to eat ok, but may have problems catching bugs and picking grass.

  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Either a production red or a Red Sex link. Treat her right and she'll bless you with big beautiful eggs.
  8. hevnlyprncss

    hevnlyprncss In the Brooder

    Sep 1, 2008
    Meriden, CT
    Yes, when I first saw her I was like, oh my God, a chicken with lips!!! [​IMG]

    After doing a bit of research I quickly learned that I have a lot to learn. [​IMG]
  9. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    I am crying for this bird right now, my husband is disgusted and to say I am angered at how people treat animals is not saying enough.

    I think its wonderful what you are doing for her. She gets a second chance and will treat you great for what you do for her.

    When I said I would never buy store bought again... I MEAN I will never by store bought again!

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