6-week-old lavender orpington vanished without a trace

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by saralrfurlong, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. saralrfurlong

    saralrfurlong Out Of The Brooder

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    I left our dozen 6-week-old chicks outside for 5 minutes while I was Googling, "can you leave 6-w-o chicks alone outside?" !!!

    Came back to 11. No sign of where it might be. Not a feather. Nothing.

    What might have a happened? A hawk?

    We live in a residential area with houses all around us and have a completely fenced-in backyard with a tall fence. Our dogs were inside our house the whole time.

    Sad. :( Lesson learned, I guess. I just though they would be happier if they had some time outside.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2014
  2. saralrfurlong

    saralrfurlong Out Of The Brooder

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    I FOUND THE CHICKEN!!! I heard it peeping loudly and followed the sound. It was INSIDE my neighbor's bar on her back deck!! On the top shelf next to a cooler! Guess it was a top shelf chicken! ;)

    HOORAY!
     
  3. Howlet

    Howlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    glad u found her!
     
  4. luckysaysgo

    luckysaysgo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm really glad you found her! Just so you know I also live in a residential area with neighbors and fences all around and we still had a hawk attack twice last month.
     
  5. Daisyfern

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    Glad you found her!
     
  6. saralrfurlong

    saralrfurlong Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, all! SO AM I!

    Luckysaygo - thanks for the heads up. I was thinking today that it is actually probably easier for the hawks to get them in this kind of environment!! Will have to only let them out when we are there. They are still in a brooder, and I feel bad for the babies . . . I feel like they need to get out and play! ;)
     

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