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We have a lost chicken in the woods and we looked and looked for it but we still cant find it. Does anyone have any thoughts on how to get the chicken found?

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HI, and welcome to BYC. Honestly, if you lost one of your chickens in the woods.. I wouldn't expect it to come home. To many predators.

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At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

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At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

"Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"
Good night sweet Trousers, The Derp Club will miss you.
Treasure the love you recieve above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. Og Mandino
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Hi and welcome-byc.gif from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. thumbsup.gif

TIME is the best thing to spend on a child!
Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

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TIME is the best thing to spend on a child!
Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

Home to Black East Indies, Mandarins, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, Golden Buffs, Welsummers, Ameraucanas, Black Australorp, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Two Weimaraners, Two beautiful daughters and a great DH who builds whatever I need!

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post #4 of 9

And another welcome from Ohio!

 

You didn't give much info. to work from regarding your lost chicken...How old is he/she?  How long have they been missing?  Were they alone?  Free ranging?  Is this the first time out in the wild or do you usually let them loose?  How far is the coop from the woods?  If he/she is young, are they familiar with 'home?'  If so, they may just show up closer to dusk when it's time for bed....

 

I've had one or two chickens loose in the yard that didn't come in to roost at night, they were gone a day or two and then showed up (not often, we only let them loose when we're around the house), and had a couple 'disappear' never returning...they do prefer to be with or near their flock so as NovaAman said there's a good chance some unsavory predator took advantage of the free meal...

 

I have a tub of a mixture of BOSS and scratch, and a scoop that I use to give them treats---is doesn't take very long for them to learn that when they hear the treat rattling in the scoop, fun food is coming...they hightail it to me (makes me feel quite loved!).  This has been a great way for me to encourage the girls to come to me when I need them back in their run area...might be something you could try on yours?

Then if anyone disappears in the future you would have a better way to encourage him/her to show their beak and quit wandering so far off.

 

Best of luck--hope he/she shows up soon!

"Be still and know that I am God"     Psalms 46:10
One patient husband, two great kids,  Dogs, cats, horses....and chickens!
The 'girls': Buckeyes, EE's, Wellies, Sp.Sussex , M.F.D'Uccle, one lovely Silkie, BBS Copper Marans, Bluebells, French Wheaten Marans, and the king of the coop, "Big Sexy"  

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"Be still and know that I am God"     Psalms 46:10
One patient husband, two great kids,  Dogs, cats, horses....and chickens!
The 'girls': Buckeyes, EE's, Wellies, Sp.Sussex , M.F.D'Uccle, one lovely Silkie, BBS Copper Marans, Bluebells, French Wheaten Marans, and the king of the coop, "Big Sexy"  

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welcome-byc.gif Hope your chicken comes back.

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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frow.gif & welcome-byc.gif from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Hope it returns home fl.gif

9/28/2013 RIP Verity. . . You'll always be in our hearts.

 

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9/28/2013 RIP Verity. . . You'll always be in our hearts.

 

Check out my Blog: The Country Chick                          And be sure to check out our soap shop on Etsy, here.

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 Say NO to Crested Ducks!                     Common Chicken Practices          Learn more about Avian Influenza

 

 

 

"Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose" 

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Hello and welcome-byc.gif from Folkston, GA! 
The gateway of the Okefenokee Swamp and the

Folkston Funnel a train watchers paradise.

~~~ Bloom where you are planted! ~~~

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~~~ Bloom where you are planted! ~~~

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Gosh, I am so sorry.  I do hope you find her.  sad.png

Three great daughters, nine spoiled chickens, 3 rescued dogs, 3 rescued cats, an old beloved parrot, pond....and an amazing husband who just shakes his head!  

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Three great daughters, nine spoiled chickens, 3 rescued dogs, 3 rescued cats, an old beloved parrot, pond....and an amazing husband who just shakes his head!  

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