wild chicken question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CochinBrahmaLover, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. So this is about REAL wild chickens, im asking about things like jungle fowl not orpingtons, so if say a wild chicken, red jungle fowl hen for example, has 10 chicks, and 9 of the chicks have pasty butts, do 90% of the babies die? if so then wild chickens have no chance it seems like

    the reason i ask about real wild chickens is just if WE let a chicken raise the chicks we'll rip off the poo, but if it doesnt have a human to do so does the chick die?
  2. Erica

    Erica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2010
    Hi CochinBrahmaLover,

    wild chicks won't be getting pasty butts, on the whole.
    I've never seen it in chicks not fed processed food (i.e. chicks raised 'as wild').
    Going out on a limb here, but that's my feeling...

  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    X 2
  4. okay thanks, i wouldnt have thought of THAT LOL

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