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accidentally forgot to close coop

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
This is the first time I have forgotten to close chicken coop at night. I went to let my two hens out. There was no sign of foul play, no scattered feather. I looked everywhere.
Has anyone ever done this? If a predator killed them, wouldn't there be at least one feather somewhere.
post #2 of 9

Look around further. A fox will take the chicken, usually pluck it elsewhere before taking it away. Sorry for your loss :(

post #3 of 9

Welcome to BYC, you could have had a predator take them somewhere else like Coralietg said but are you sure that they aren't just out somewhere free ranging and that they just left before you got there?

post #4 of 9

They could be hiding somewhere or perched up somewhere or,   as chicklover said, wandering about, doing their "thing". 

post #5 of 9

Yep.  Unfortunately been there, done that.  Sometimes I have found signs of them, sometimes not. It's a horrible feeling. I'm very sorry for your loss.

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
Reply
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thank you everyone for your help. I have good news. This afternoon I found both hens-safe and sound!
post #7 of 9

awesome good for you I had a roo that jumped the fence and the next morning was back at home, they probably just went exploring.

post #8 of 9

Woohoo!  A happy ending.  So glad they hadn't been taken. 

post #9 of 9
Yay!!!

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
Reply
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