is this some type of chicken?

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  1. Recharge

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    Found under my found stairs this morning, will walk around door knocking later when it's cooler (frick it's hot in Brisbane! augh!)

    anyone have any idea what type of bird/chicken chick it is?
     
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    Looks like the edible sort to me :p
     
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    What? one whole chicken nugget? :p:lol:
     
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    Only one way to find out... grow it to eating size.
     
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    How did it get on that perch, did you put it up there? What do its feet look like when it's on the ground?
     
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    Looks like a young baby bird.

    Can't see in picture, but if upper beak comes over lower beak, it's generally a bird of prey (according to a birds of prey show I saw years ago)..
     
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    It half flew jumped up there and sat there for like 2 hours.
    so no, I didn't put it up there. :p



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    better pic of beak and feet.


    and no broccoli, I'm not growing a chicken :p
     
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    By that reasoning all cockatiels, lorikeets, and cockatoos are birds of prey :thumbdn:


    That looks like a type of quail to me. Straight beaks, land-dwelling stature.

    Recharge, can you get another photo with some indication of size scale?
     
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    We don't have a garden :leet: so no risk there.
    and there are creeks and small bush areas a block down the street.
    looking at the info available, the chicks are self sufficient from he moment they hatch, there's no parental care at all.
    mortality is high with only one in 200 chicks making it to adulthood.

    GF wants to keep it til it can manage and then release (we have wild life licenses) but i dunno..
     
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    Don't you hate when that happens? :lol::p
     
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    Never met a chicken that didn't look edible :D
     
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    I know a few of the local old Indigenous mob. One of them told me his recipe for Scrub Turkey. First you get a good fire going and down to heaps of coals. You put your turkey, dressed and stuffed into the coals and a shale rock (local stone) on top. Cover in coals. Check in a week and when the rock is tender the Scrub Turkey needs a few more days! :D
     
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    :D Got a similar recipe for crow.

    Get a large pot of water. Put on fire and heat to boiling. Put in crow and 4 large round river stones. Boil for 4 days adding water as necessary to keep the stones covered. After 4 days throw out the water, what's left of the crow and eat the stones. :thumbup:
     

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