6-week-old lavender orpington vanished without a trace

saralrfurlong

In the Brooder
5 Years
Jul 12, 2014
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Upstate NY
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.
 
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saralrfurlong

In the Brooder
5 Years
Jul 12, 2014
10
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Upstate NY
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!
 

luckysaysgo

Chirping
5 Years
Mar 1, 2014
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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.
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.
 

saralrfurlong

In the Brooder
5 Years
Jul 12, 2014
10
0
22
Upstate NY
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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