Thanks to my very smart friend Monica we now know what our lost visitor is - A Chukar Partridge. You can read all about them at htt://www.thatquailplace.com/partridge/chukar1.htm
Very interesting!! (IT) is still here in fact last night the girls decided it was O.K. for (IT) to stay with them overnight in the coop... They allowed (IT) to sit under the heat lamp while they took their normal spots on the roosting shelves... Even the black rooster was O.K. with (IT). By the way the reason I still call it and (IT) is because I can not seem to sex (IT) - the information even states it is very hard to sex and they sure are right on that one. So (IT) it is...
UPDATE also on my old hen - She is hanging in there, no improvements but no declines. I did give her some popcorn this morning - her favorite goodie. She ate on but that was all. Still enjoying her space heater and blankets. No so much throwing up just once all day. She is a fighter but I think she gets that from me..
Thanks again to very smart Monica and to all those who helped in (IT's) identification.
Never a dull moment here at the Funny Farm. Can't wait to see what today brings.