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disappearing chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dadsdeercamp, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    my serama hen hatched out 3 chicks a week ago and this morning one was gone. there is no way in or out of the broody cage. could mom have eaten one of her own chicks?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I'm thinking not very likely.
     
  3. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    Look again
     
  4. Erica

    Erica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the chick stuck under the mother's wing? Sometimes when you lift a hen the chicks are caught among the feathers. [​IMG]
     
  5. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    ok so ive searched her and she was not happy with it and still no chick. WHAT HAPPEND TO THIS CHICK? this is driving me crazy!!! please give me some ideas of what could have happend. the broody cage is in my bedroom. so no animal could have gotten at it
     
  6. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If there's no way in or out, could you have accidentally counted one chick twice? Or maybe when you were opening the cage one hopped out on you somehow? [​IMG]
     
  7. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    you can see all three chicks in my avitar and the broody cage is a wood box that is 2 foot tall with a screen cover.
     
  8. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well.. that is beyond weird. And none could have hopped out on you? Hmm.. then it's in there somewhere. I've never heard of a hen eating one of her babies. Must be wearing some weird chicken camo, lol
     
  9. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    i cleaned out the box today just to look for the poor little chick. it is noware to be found. what a strange sad day.
     
  10. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    look alll around your room!
     

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