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I think I lost my first chicken :(

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by NYRIR, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tonight I went to lock in the birds and I can't find Dottie [​IMG] She is a gorgeous, adorable MF D'Uccle. I feel bad because I cannot remember if she actually went into the coop last night,or if maybe we accidentally locked her out [​IMG] Anyway, I am realistic and I know that free ranging I will lose some eventually. If she is gone she would be the first in 1 1/2 years. It just STINKS to not KNOW what happened [​IMG] Anyway, here is an older pic of her, since this pic she had started to grow into a nice looking young hen with lots of spots [​IMG] I wanted to start breeding D'Uccles next spring but I only have one hen left [​IMG]

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    I am soooo bummed [​IMG]
     
  2. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry!
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    I like trying to be realistic...but I'll stay hopeful that she hid somewhere for the night and she returns...
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  3. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope so...she has never not gone to roost in her coop before....I'm hoping she wanted to make a nest somewhere and will be back but I am not even sure if she has laid any eggs yet [​IMG]
     
  4. hispoptart

    hispoptart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I sure hope you find her in the morning.
     
  5. Farm_Maven

    Farm_Maven Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No sign of her....lesson learned...do a head count at night for the little ones! [​IMG]
     
  7. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Look under all the bushes. She may be sitting on eggs somewhere. I've had this happen lots of times. If you have a feeder in one spot out in the open, keep an eye on it. Birds that I thought were missing suddenly reappear days later, running to get a quick lunch. then I follow them back to wherever they have been hiding. Good luck! I had one girl go clear around to the other side of the house, under a really itchy evergreen bush. Never would have thought....
     
  8. OwlLover

    OwlLover Alaskan Wanderer

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    [​IMG] Sorry about Dottie. [​IMG]
     
  9. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    So sorry to hear that, but maybe she'll turn up! Crossing my fingers for ya!

    Sharon
     
  10. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone...I'm gonna round up the kids and we're gonna do a good search through the woods...will update later.
     

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