14 week old OEG bantam took off tonight...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by susanah, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. susanah

    susanah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had him free ranging in our fenced back yard and thought he would go back
    to the run to sleep when it got dark. Well we went out at dusk and he was
    nowhere to be seen. We had him seperated from the other two in his flock
    because he was fighting with another rooster. I really don't think anything got him, we saw him
    just a half hour before. He flies pretty well and we figure he's gotten up in a tree or something.
    Do you think he'll come back tomorrow for food? Do chickens have a homing instinct?
    Or do they just take off? Our daughter is kind of upset. We left the run open with water for him.
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2011
  2. susanah

    susanah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just in case anyone wants to hear a happy ending, our little roo did show up this morning
    crowing on our back porch!
     
  3. Chop33

    Chop33 Out Of The Brooder

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    Where did he roost?
     
  4. NanaLantana

    NanaLantana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good, glad he decided to come home.
     
  5. susanah

    susanah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are guessing he must have gone high up into one of the trees around us.
     

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