Lost a new chicken

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sodamancer, Jan 13, 2013.

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  1. sodamancer

    sodamancer Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 2, 2012
    We were given a Wheaten Ameracauna hen that is about a year old this afternoon. My dd was holding her while i was putting new bedding in the coop. Our dog came to sniff the chicken freaked my daughter let it go. Up and over the fence she went. We did not see which way she ran down the street. We live in a neighborhood but its surrounded by tall trees, bushes and fenced yards. I dont know what to do. Its now pitch black outside . Should i go look for her. she doesnt know where her home is and the person who had her before did not socialize with her so humans are scary. I am angry and not sure what to do. Do i look or assume she is lost forever.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2013
  2. schnebbles

    schnebbles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2013
    Indian Lake, Ohio
    I don't really have exp with chickens yet, but i'd probably go look if you can. That's my nature.
  3. chickenneighbor

    chickenneighbor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2010
    If you can, go look for her. There are a lot of predators that come out at night, such as raccoons or possums, that would be a danger to her.
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Duplicate thread.
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