Lost chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mooch46, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. mooch46

    mooch46 New Egg

    Jun 25, 2012
    We have a lost chicken in the woods and we looked and looked for it but we still cant find it. Does anyone have any thoughts on how to get the chicken found?
  2. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    HI, and welcome to BYC. Honestly, if you lost one of your chickens in the woods.. I wouldn't expect it to come home. To many predators.
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. :thumbsup
  4. DelcoChix

    DelcoChix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2009
    Central Ohio
    And another welcome from Ohio!

    You didn't give much info. to work from regarding your lost chicken...How old is he/she? How long have they been missing? Were they alone? Free ranging? Is this the first time out in the wild or do you usually let them loose? How far is the coop from the woods? If he/she is young, are they familiar with 'home?' If so, they may just show up closer to dusk when it's time for bed....

    I've had one or two chickens loose in the yard that didn't come in to roost at night, they were gone a day or two and then showed up (not often, we only let them loose when we're around the house), and had a couple 'disappear' never returning...they do prefer to be with or near their flock so as NovaAman said there's a good chance some unsavory predator took advantage of the free meal...

    I have a tub of a mixture of BOSS and scratch, and a scoop that I use to give them treats---is doesn't take very long for them to learn that when they hear the treat rattling in the scoop, fun food is coming...they hightail it to me (makes me feel quite loved!). This has been a great way for me to encourage the girls to come to me when I need them back in their run area...might be something you could try on yours?
    Then if anyone disappears in the future you would have a better way to encourage him/her to show their beak and quit wandering so far off.

    Best of luck--hope he/she shows up soon!
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    [​IMG] Hope your chicken comes back.
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Hope it returns home [​IMG]
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  8. gabirder

    gabirder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2012
  9. philbfarm

    philbfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2012
    W. Sayville, New York
    Gosh, I am so sorry. I do hope you find her. [​IMG]

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