chicken appeared from nowhere!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Noniee, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Noniee

    Noniee New Egg

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    yesterday afternoon i noticed one of our hens was missing we looked all around the farm for her. she was nowhere to be seen. we eventually gave up and put the other 7 into their coop at night.
    erlier on today i went out and there she was!
    where was she? was she sitting on eggs somewhere?.. where abouts should i look for a nest? any help would be great thanks:)
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] She may be hiding a nest with eggs somewhere and the best way to find it would be to watch her and follow her when she disappears again. Which is easier said than done! Been there, done that :) Don't let on that you are watching her and watch where she goes after she's eaten and ran around a bit. Good luck!
     
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy from Kansas, noniee, and [​IMG]! Happy to have you aboard! I agree with Sumi - she had a nest stashed somewhere. Congrats on the new additions!
     
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  4. Noniee

    Noniee New Egg

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    thanks a lot! tried to follow her but she spotted me! now shes disapeared again! silly chook;) thanks again :)
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    You have to be outside, but not look at her, pull a few weeds, or do something and completely ignore her. Don't let on that you are watching her. People say chickens are stupid, but a sneaky broody is something else! If she doesn't fall for that one, walk away slowly, but steal looks over your shoulder and watch where she goes. That's how I ended up catching my sneaky broody. She refused to go back to the nest until I turned my back, then she bolted. I watched where she went and searched that spot. She was sitting on 12 eggs that hatched less than a week later!
     
  6. Noniee

    Noniee New Egg

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    [​IMG] I heard her clucking and I spotted her coming out of a bunch of nettles I climbed all the way through them and still cant find a nest! [​IMG]our chooks dont have a cockerel so no chicks for us ;)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Oh to bad no chicks - she could be hiding for weeks trying to hatch them. Maybe you could catch her and keep her in the coop a few days till she gets over that notion. Otherwise you never know if a predator will spot her. She really is sneaky - maybe binoculars would help or wear camo clothes.
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  9. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! Welcome to the site :)
     
  10. Noniee

    Noniee New Egg

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    sorry havent been on this for a few days. i found her later on that day![​IMG]sitting on 14 eggs. she hasnt gone back to her nest since i took the eggs[​IMG] thanks four all your help :)
     

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