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Mmmm... chicken advice?

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by robbie_p, 27th Aug, 2015.

  1. robbie_p

    robbie_p Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    Slightly off topic...

    But a few days ago we saw an adult orange "chicken" running around our front garden, we tried to catch it but it was too fast and got away.

    Yesterday, my cat was playing with a similar looking chick. We rescued it and have taking it in for safe keeping as we dont know who it belongs too or where it came from.

    Attached is a picture of it.. any ideas of its age or gender?

    Cheers,
    Robbie
     

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  2. pinkboy

    pinkboy Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I'm a chicken expert....

    ...of the finger licking good variety.

    Can't help you with live chicken enquiry though.

    pinkboy :D
     
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  3. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Advice might be to convert the latter into the former? :)
     
  4. Squeakywheel

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    I'm no expert, but I'd say it's a hen maybe 3/4 months old. You should be able to feed it some vegie scraps for now.
     
  5. robbie_p

    robbie_p Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!

    Any idea how i tell the gender?
     
  6. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Turn it upside down, blow the feathers around its backside, the shape of the rear end should give you some idea.

    I have NFI.
     
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    larrylarry Well-Known Member

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  8. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    We'll need a poll started to decide a name.
    I vote McNugget
     
  9. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I vote Colonel
     
  10. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Im gonna call it... This thread has potential to break the (pc) internet and be up there with the shooting range thread and the other one with the chick!
     
  11. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    As long as it's not a protected wild turkey - you can eat it.
    Any other wild turkey - drink it.
     
  12. Westminster

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    I'd be guestimating a lot less than that in age. Probably 4-6 weeks

    Chickens will eat anything - including each other and meat. But scraps will be plenty for now.
     
  13. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    PS orange coloured hens/chicks are usually Isa Browns. If the hen is a stray it may have laid its eggs under a bush.
     
  14. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    But the important question is - did it cross the road?

    And if so, which came first?
     
  15. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    There's medicines for that now
     
  16. JenW

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    Re names - I vote Foghorn Leghorn.
     
  17. Tillie

    Tillie Well-Known Member

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    Name suggestion... Gingerbread
     
  18. robbie_p

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    Zinger McNugget!