I lost a chick outside, I'm such a bad chick mama

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by megnchicks, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. megnchicks

    megnchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I had the chicks outside in the pen today since it's such a nice day. They were out there for a good four hours with no problem. I was sitting outside and noticed a chick somehow got out of the pen. I went to chase it and it spooked and ran into some underbrush/shrubs in my neighbor's yard. My husband, son, and I all looked and we could not find this chick anywhere. After an hour of looking we had to give up. I'm sitting in the porch hoping it will peak out or something. I feel so awful. :(
     
  2. rdcowman

    rdcowman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh so sorry! I'll bet he'll come back![​IMG]
     
  3. megnchicks

    megnchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I really hope so. I told the neighbors and their response was to get the weed eater out. :(
     
  4. rdcowman

    rdcowman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh... that would freak him out!![​IMG]
     
  5. MasAhora

    MasAhora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hoping the best for you. Just be careful where you stand / put your feet ....sometimes they hide under the oddest things!
    If you can walk around with a couple of cheeping chicks in your hand....it may call out them.
    Good luck, always remember, part of raising chicks is that sometimes things go perfect and other times, not so much. [​IMG]
     
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  6. rdcowman

    rdcowman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a great idea! I'll keep that in mine if that ever happens to me!:)
     
  7. megnchicks

    megnchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Went out there a few times with a few chicks each time, no luck.

    I've let other neighbors know as well. I am just so sick about this. It's now 10pm and he/she is probably scared and cold.
     
  8. MasAhora

    MasAhora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of us never feel we have done enough and we feel very bad.
    A good person feels very responsible and badly for things that go wrong, even if we behaved responsibly in the first place. [​IMG]
     
  9. rdcowman

    rdcowman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have you tried to go out and take a flash light and see if you can see it? How far away is it from the coop?
     
  10. rdcowman

    rdcowman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well said, and very true!:)
     

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