Do chickens have any homing instincts ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by thescarab, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. thescarab

    thescarab New Egg

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    I'm very new to raising chickens and have recently acquired 4 x 12 week old
    chickens.

    Yesterday a stray black labrador wandered into out yard and my little flock
    scattered.

    3 of them have returned but one is still missing and spent all of last night out
    alone.

    Can anyone please let me know if she is likely to return - we have spent hours
    looking in the local fields without success.

    Thanks - Marcel
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Most times they return. Chickens like to be with their flock mates. A scared chicken may run for cover and take a day or so to return, barring other unforseen complications.
     

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