HELP NEW CHICKEN RAN AWAY!!!!!!! HELP!"!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GingerJane, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. GingerJane

    GingerJane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got a new silkie hen today, and it slipped out of my hands and ran away into the woods, i live a real woodsy area, and I cannot find it! will it come back !!??? Its new to the area and doesnt now itw way around !! now its hiding from me bc i tried catching it, no where in sight!! will it come back!! please help!!!
     
  2. Blue CopperHen

    Blue CopperHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you put some feed out in a dish? Do you have other chickens? If you have other chickens, she may come to the coop on her own.
     
  3. Blue CopperHen

    Blue CopperHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would put a dish of food out at the edge of the woods where you saw her go into the woods.
     
  4. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    very sorry to hear her I think I agree try some food to coax her back

    but new chicken are very difficult to get back thats why the advice usually is to coop them for 2 weeks

    but then nothing you can do about slipping out of hands

    don't blame your self she will find her way to food
     
  5. GingerJane

    GingerJane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have other chickens i put them outside for her to maybe hear them and come toward's them, bc they are pack animals and so maybe my other chickens that know their way around would attract her?
     
  6. GingerJane

    GingerJane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have other chickens i put them outside for her to maybe hear them and come toward's them, bc they are pack animals and so maybe my other chickens that know their way around would attract her?
     
  7. Blue CopperHen

    Blue CopperHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Exactly...If she can hear them, her instinct will be to join the flock.
     
  8. GingerJane

    GingerJane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    also the chicken she came along with (I dont want to say mate bc they are both girls) but they are like magnet's, so I put that one in a see through cage right in the woods here so maybe she will hear it and go by it.... here it is 7:00 and im worried she will try to roost in the woods...??
     
  9. Blue CopperHen

    Blue CopperHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She very well may roost in the woods, but mabe the OP can spotlight her if she does?
     
  10. GingerJane

    GingerJane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    whats the OP?
     

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