Help! Lost a hen this morning.....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by atomic_chicken, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. atomic_chicken

    atomic_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    One of our hens escaped while my daughter was in the run. She went up a bank into our back alley. She is new to our house and I am worried that she doesn't have the knowledge of the area to find her way back..
    We looked for her for a couple hours but there are so many places to hide. Will she come back tonight at dusk or will she roost where ever she is? What can I do in the meantime?

    Any help is appreciated!
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011
  2. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would keep looking, in my experience (which isn't that much), she might return and she might not and will roost wherever she can and could get nabbed thru the night by a predator, so if you have the time, keep searching
     
  3. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure what you mean by "new to ouy house"
    If it is day one, then she will most likely rooster where ever she can find
    If a week, she may come back
    I would keep looking for a few days.
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    It does depend on how new she is. If you can, leave your other chickens in the run where they can make noises. Chickens are social animals. If she hears yours, she may come back to them.
     
  5. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i wouldn't count on her finding her way back. i would keep looking, knocking on doors, anything you can to find her. Hopefully she will hear her pen-mates and return, but i wouldn't count on it. If you have no luck in a day or so, call your local Animal Control or SPCA to see if someone found her and turned her in.
     
  6. atomic_chicken

    atomic_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    She came Back!!!!

    Doesn't look any worse for wear, no catprints on her backside or anything. Pretty smart bird!

    Thanks for all the support!
     
  7. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Yah! Very happy for you and your bird!
     

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