help two didnt return to roost...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by neckringer, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. neckringer

    neckringer Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently added three bantys to my free ranging flock and two never returned to the coop for the night. They are two year olds that a friend didnt want. I watched them mill around the coop all day then went ou to check on all the girls at dusk and no where to be found everyone else accounted for. I have never had any kind of predater problems. Any suggestions???
     
  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long have you had them? If they are new they might not think of the coop as their home yet and might be roosting elsewere?
     
  3. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    When did they come to live with you? (that is, have they returned to the coop at night before?).

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  4. neckringer

    neckringer Out Of The Brooder

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    This was there first night out I have had them one week.
     
  5. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd get a flashlight and go check all the nearby trees.
     
  6. neckringer

    neckringer Out Of The Brooder

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    Getting a light handy as wife types thanks for your help
     
  7. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck, hope you find them
     
  8. Jolyn

    Jolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't wait to hear if you found them!!! I hope so.
     
  9. neckringer

    neckringer Out Of The Brooder

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    Nothing in the nearby trees adjacent to the coop or in the yard. We watched them all afternoon they seemed to stay pretty close to the coop there is three bantys and one silkie that we added to our six red sex links and one barred rock they were all having a ball. This really stinks I am going to have to wait it out till morning
     
  10. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe something spooked them and they got a little too far afield to find their way back. Hopefully they are together up on a branch or nestled in some shrubbery. I hope very much they are okay and that you find them. [​IMG]
    JJ
     

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