Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by littlemac23, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. littlemac23

    littlemac23 New Egg

    Aug 12, 2013
    3 days ago one of my chickens was I think attacked by a small dog, the chicken was chased at first then I think got scared flew over the pen and went down this bank which the dog followed it and I heard a yell and a scream type noise. Only the dog came back up so I looked every where for the chicken or the body but have only found a big bunch of feathers where I think it was attacked but kept finding a feather every 5 or so steps I took further into the bush. Eventually I went maybe 40m from the bunch of feathers and there was no sign if any feathers or even the chicken, I'm not sure if the chicken is dead or just scared but I have looked every where for it and don't know what to do. Can any one help me please???
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Can you round up some neighbors and do a big search?
  3. cluck cluck 123

    cluck cluck 123 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 12, 2013
    I'm sure it will come back to roost at night but if it doesn't leave a trail of food and maybe it will come and follow it.
  4. angel8035

    angel8035 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2012
    Applegate, California
    Put one of your other chickens in a safe cage and put it down where you think the chicken is. Stay back away from the cage and watch to see if your chicken comes to the calls of its friend.
  5. mithious

    mithious Chillin' With My Peeps

    It might be up high in a tree, where you might not be able to see it and too afraid or hurt to come down...does it talk back to you , when you talk to it? I'd try that and listen to see if I could here it..also, it might calm the chicken enough to come down...or atleast come lower?

    Hope it's not seriously hurt....that would be awful!!! Bad doggy!!!

    Hope you find your poor chicken, or it comes home on it's own. I wonder if the yell and scream kinda noise was the small dog getting pecked, or if it's a Roo, attacked? If it was a real small dog, you have a chance of the bird, if it survives other predators while out there, coming home, eventually!

    I would keep looking though, up...glad it's a good flyer...might've saved it's life? Please keep us all posted!

  6. NC Chick Man82

    NC Chick Man82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2013
    North Carolina
    any news on if the chick came back?

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