Lost chicken--strange outcome

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Attila the Hen, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Attila the Hen

    Attila the Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 6, 2010
    Blue Ridge GA
    I put the girls to bed and one was missing. I looked everywhere and finally decided a hawk must have taken her or some other predator. The following day there was still no sign and no feathers to indicate a struggle.
    I woke up at midnight the following night to see if the dog wanted to come in off the deck. I saw an overturned cardboard box and for some strange reason picked it up. There was my hen and 2 eggs! I don't know how she survived that long without food and water.
    I imagine she was on the deck looking around and suddenly it went dark--for 2 days!!
    It was good to see her. I guess one can't have both brains and beauty.
  2. theotherfoote

    theotherfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2012
    Newberg, Oregon
    Wow! That could have had a very different ending. So glad you found her!

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