Lost Chick. :-(

Andora

Songster
11 Years
Aug 26, 2008
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Lexington, Kentucky
Yesterday afternoon I was cleaning out the coop, and my toddler went in the garage to say hi to the baby chicks. I went to check on her a few minutes later and she was just putting bedding in their cage. We went out for the evening and when we got home I went out to check their temperature and everything, and I realized one was missing and the latch on their cage door was open. My two year old excitedly told us she'd put a chick in the grass to play on her swing set earlier. I guess I didn't notice because all of our birds were out in the yard, she must have set the chick down then ran back inside.

I searched for hours in the dark last night and found no signs of it. I was so hoping it would be out in the yard this morning, but after searching and searching still no sign. It was 4-5 weeks old and mostly feathered out, so hopefully it's fine. It's 57 degrees this morning. I'm worried it squeezed out through a gap in the fence and left the yard. My coonhound would have found it hiding out there, I'm certain. What do you do when a bird goes missing? I can't really just hang up missing chicken posters, can I? I live in a suburb.

Please pray that it reappears soon. I'm so worried!
 
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s6bee

Songster
12 Years
Jul 1, 2007
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Western, NY
Wait to see if it returns. I'm so sorry. It may show up, looking in the dark you can miss a lot of places.
I'll keep my fingers crossed.
 

Andora

Songster
11 Years
Aug 26, 2008
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171
Lexington, Kentucky
I found him!! I looked out the kitchen window earlier today and he was in the garage in front of their brooder desperately trying to fly into it. I was so glad!
 

Mahonri

Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
May 14, 2008
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North Phoenix
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Awesome, isn't great how the chickens always come home to roost?

I think I've heard that somewhere before....
 

Andora

Songster
11 Years
Aug 26, 2008
1,741
22
171
Lexington, Kentucky
The only downside is the poo he left right outside the cage door...like raw hamburger.
Looks like Corid is on the menu this week!
 

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