Hen only shows up for breakfast and dinner why?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wennyyjo, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Wennyyjo

    Wennyyjo Hatching

    Aug 22, 2013
    Our Chickens are Free range and in the coop at night. A few days ago we thought we lost one of the girls because she was not in the coop for the night. We searched but didn't find her. She showed up the next morning for breakfast and then was gone until dinner when she showed up again. Once again she is not in the coop for the night. Next morning she is back to eat and again at dinner then gone until morning again. We can't find her during the day or night. Do you think she is sitting on eggs somewhere?
  2. Yep.

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  3. They tend to hide in a safe spot. I like to know myself where they are hiding but if you property is big enough sometimes it is hard to find. Not sure what to recommend about moving.
  4. dwalters

    dwalters Chirping

    Jul 23, 2013
    Southern Michigan
    Sounds like it to me. They can be sneaky.
  5. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Crowing

    Jun 14, 2012
    Tasmania. Australia
    I had 1 x disappear after a dog attack and had assumed that she had perished. Bout 3 x weeks later she marched out from beneath the agapanthus with 14 chicks in tow.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]. That's a lot of chick!

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