Help chicken missing!!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Oscarsgravett, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. Oscarsgravett

    Oscarsgravett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wasnt sure what forum to put it into so i put it in 'managing your flock' and 'emergencies'

    Anyway i went to put my chickens and ducks in today and whilst doing so there was a heavy thunderstorm and 3 of my ducks and a chicken ran away as they are free range and were frightened. it very quickly got dark and i completely lost sight of them igot a torch and looked for them for two hours in the pouring rain and i finally found the three ducks in the neighbours stream but no chicken. She has always followed and socialised with m ducks and not my chicken flock so i was expecting her to be with them but there is loads of trees and bushes by the stream i found the ducks so could she be roosting in them. I would love to hear any experiences where the have lost and found there chickens or any tips on helping find her? :(
     
  2. BarredRocks3

    BarredRocks3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Generally chickens don't run away forever. Mine have gone missing for a night or two and showed up in the morning by the coop looking for some food. Most predators will not attack during a storm. I don't believe that a rain storm could kill chickens. I wouldn't sweat it. :)
     
  3. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Last weekend a predator broke into my run and during the attack my hen, Spice ran away. I went to look for her, but found her nowhere in my yard. At last when it started turning dark she returned wet and cold ( it was a very rainy and windy day). :)
    Another time was when my hens were being "babysat" by a friend. She reported that my Buff Orpington got frightened and ran off into the forest in the backyard. The next day the hen returned early in the morning when the flock was being let out to eat.
    Hopefully your hen returns tomorrow, safe and sound.
     
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  4. Oscarsgravett

    Oscarsgravett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you thats very comforting i am just worried as tonight there is going to be a frost as its meant to be 0 celcius will a chicken be ok in that? . She has runaway before and i found her the next day so fingers crossed . I dont thimk she could go broody as she is a hybrid and is less than a year old but stranger things have happend.
     
  5. Oscarsgravett

    Oscarsgravett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the support i'm glad to hear another missing chicken has returned fingers crossed she does she has done this before. I cant believe it my missing chicken is called spice aswell it must be to do with the name.
     
  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you been out yet? Is she back? Hope she returns :hugs
     
  7. Oscarsgravett

    Oscarsgravett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No she isnt i am really worried as one of my ducks is missing and i went to check them and someone has smashed two windows of my barn which is where the chickens live :hit i think someone has been stealing them :( i am so worried with whats going to happen next :hit
     
  8. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    So sorry you now have a duck missing too. You just can't have anything nowadays without someone wanting to take it. I could have a good rant and most certainly have a lot of choice words about these people, it drives me mad :mad: I would report it to the police. Are you out in the countryside? They do seem to be a bit better now on rural crime, or at least they are up here in Yorkshire.

    Hope you don't have any more go missing and the culprits don't visit again :hugs
     
  9. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Sorry to hear about your missing birds, hope they turn up soon. And you really should notify the authorities about your property being vandalized.
     
  10. Oscarsgravett

    Oscarsgravett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you i have put the remaining bids in the shed next to my house so if they do come back they dont have anything to take, yes i do live in thecountryside. I have reported it to the police. Thank you for support :hugs
     

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