I lost one of my very first chicks

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by funonahonda, May 12, 2008.

  1. funonahonda

    funonahonda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was letting my four 6 week old sexlinks free range while I was cleaning out the garage, I was in the the garage when I turned around and there was three of them standing there looking at me making this high pitched sound, I asked them where was the other chick and they kept doing that high pitch sound ( they have never left the area around the coop which is about 50 yards from my garage)I went back to where they usually are and the other three followed like they wer saying "see dad she is nowhere to be found something got her" Yes she was nowhere to be found, She is GONE:(:mad: It feels like I was looking for one of my kids.
     
  2. jessica117

    jessica117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry! My guess would be a hawk. They'll swoop down and be gone in a half a second. If it was, they'll be back. Once they find an "easy" food source, you'll have a heck of a time keeping them away. I would keep your chickens cooped up for a few weeks (make sure it has a top) and hopefully they'll forget about you.

    Again, I'm so sorry!

    Jess
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Yep...danged things are very fast...I saw one drop down on a bunny and it was so darned quick he didn't have a chance to kiss his cotton tail goodbye.
     
  4. funonahonda

    funonahonda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SHE IS BACK!![​IMG]
    My wife went out to the coop this morning to open the wilnow and she came out from the shed, What a relief.
     
  5. jemagsy

    jemagsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!! I know you both must be so happy. [​IMG]
     
  6. pvc coop

    pvc coop Out Of The Brooder

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    I just love happy endings![​IMG]
     

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