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The Chicken
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Chicken Girl    Posted 01-04-2004 at 14:53:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]

About a month ago I posted here about a chicken I found. It fell off of a slaugherhouse truck. It was so fat it couldn't walk, had one leg shorter than the other, and a hurt wing. But let me tell you, that chicken had a will to live and is doing great. It slimmed down, and is standing up. It has had a bit of trouble walking, because I honestly think it didn't know how to walk. But it seems to be walking around a little now. Every day it gets better. Mircles can happen, :)

Mother calls the chicken Herbert because of this little humming noise he makes whenever he sees us. He hasn't crowed yet, at least..I think it is a could be a hen I really don't know...
But the neighbors chickens crow all the time, so maybe one day he will. He doesn't cluck much either, just hums. But I think he is happy.

When's Dinner?    Posted 01-04-2004 at 21:18:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey Hey!!
Nothing like a free meal dropped off at your door step, huh? Kinda puts me in mind of when milk was delivered to your front door! Looks like a hen to me from the pic. All kiddin' aside...that is a cool/neat story, best of luck with her, there's nothing like helping the helpless!

Lynn Ruth in California    Posted 01-04-2004 at 20:28:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
She is a beautiful little girl you got there!!!! She will make a wonderful addition to your family :o) You go girl!!!!!! and kiss that chicken on the lips for me will ya? hehehehehe! see ya laterz bye!

Lynn Ruth

KellyGa    Posted 01-04-2004 at 19:32:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
What a pretty little chicken! She looks sweet and happy! :) Glad you rescued her to a better life.

deadcarp    Posted 01-04-2004 at 18:50:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
hey good for you! i hope Herbert lays you a golden egg :)

we have a goose in the river here that flew into a powerline - i throw cracked corn every few days - he can fly a few yards now, and so far the cold nor predators have caught him - naturally we're hoping his mate comes back in the spring and they fly off together into the sunset - feels good to help an injured critter :)

week N warrior / MO    Posted 01-04-2004 at 15:29:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That's one lucky bird.
I had a Boss one time that got into the chicken business. He would raise 65,000 chicken at a time. Get them at one day old.
Hen were ready for slaughter just six weeks. If he got a load of roosters it was seven weeks. How they can tell if they are hens or roosters at one day old is beyond me. But he would get one or the other, not both.
He said the biggest problem he had was the chicken falling over dead from a heart attack from all the high protein feed he fed them.
He would take a week to clean out then get another load.
Not much of a life for any animal.
But the money was good.

jf    Posted 01-04-2004 at 15:29:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
by looking at comb, waddle, size, body type it seems to be a hen. Will not crow

~Lenore    Posted 01-04-2004 at 15:27:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
It sure looks like a hen (female) to me not a rooster (male).

Bob/Ont    Posted 01-04-2004 at 15:31:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I was wondering the other day about your Chicken. Nice to hear about it.
Later Bob

Chicken Girl    Posted 01-04-2004 at 15:30:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I guess I can wait until spring and see if she lays an egg. :)

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