Lost my favorite hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by banditgin, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. banditgin

    banditgin Songster

    Jul 16, 2007
    Boonsboro, MD
    lost my silkie hen today. I don't know what got her - didn't find a body just counted 3 chickens (supposed to have 4) when I locked up today. We checked their normal haunts but she wasn't there. So now I have more roos then hens.

    southernsibe is going to give me more hens. need to decide what I want
  2. countryboy

    countryboy Songster

    Oct 31, 2007
    sorry you lost your hen, hopefully she will show up tomorrow.
  3. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    Keep food & water out for her. Hopefully she will return.
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Being that she is a silkie, definately dont give up hope, Maybe she is brooding somewhere!? Do they free range? I sure hope she comes back.
  5. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    So sorry to hear that. I lost one of my Silkie hen's 2 weeks ago. Unfortunately, I found the feathers. If you haven't, keep looking. Recently someone on BYC had a hen return after almost 30 days.
  6. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I would put my money on Broody!!!!! I hope she is safe tonight [​IMG] If you find her ok tomorrow, you should watch her to see where she goes so you can find her at night. [​IMG]
  7. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    She may be broodie some where..

    I would go out with a flash light and look again,
    she may be hunkered down somewhere.

  8. roosters97

    roosters97 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    yes,i agree probably broody [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  9. banditgin

    banditgin Songster

    Jul 16, 2007
    Boonsboro, MD
    My DH found her across the street (our property also). don't know how she got seperated from the rest. I had to cross our stream to get her but she waited for me. she must have been hungry - she ate for like 2 - 3 minutes before she hopped up into a nesting box.
  10. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA

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