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

atomic_chicken

In the Brooder
8 Years
Aug 21, 2011
86
1
39
B.C. Canada
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!
 
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colebarnhart

Songster
8 Years
Mar 24, 2011
776
8
121
JENKS/GLENPOOL, OKLAHOMA
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
 

Yvonne37894

Songster
11 Years
Jul 13, 2009
813
6
201
Live Oak, FL
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.
 

Ridgerunner

Crossing the Road
12 Years
Feb 2, 2009
27,704
21,412
907
Southeast Louisiana
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.
 

Enchanted Sunrise Farms

Crowing
12 Years
Apr 26, 2007
4,255
59
274
Fair Oaks, California
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.
 

atomic_chicken

In the Brooder
8 Years
Aug 21, 2011
86
1
39
B.C. Canada
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!
 

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