Lost my first chicken :(

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Yankeechick, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. Yankeechick

    Yankeechick Out Of The Brooder

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    Our coop has a nesting box with access from outside. DH opened it to retrieve our new white hen to show my mother and did not lock it after.

    This morning, I wondered why the chickens weren't out and when I went to check they were hiding in the coop. The new white one was gone and there was only one white feather to show for it.

    I think it was a racoon. I guess I should be grateful it didn't come back with its friends for the remaining three.

    Ugghhh.
     
  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    How sad!
    I'll bet your DH feels just awful.
     
  3. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh man, that's awful!!! I have that same kind of set-up! Our lid weighs a ton, but now I'm thinking we need a latch too. I am very sorry for your loss, but you probably just saved me from having the same kind, so I thank you... :aww
     
  4. FamilyOfChickens

    FamilyOfChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, how awful! Your DH probably is kicking himself over this. At least it only got one, instead of more, huh? [​IMG]
     
  5. Yankeechick

    Yankeechick Out Of The Brooder

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    We found her!!!! She's not hurt - yippee!!!

    She was on the way high perch in the coop. I never looked there, because none of the chicks had ever gone up there yet. My son found her!

    Now I feel dumb........buy happy!
     
  6. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is awesome. like when my little Missy came home after 3 days
     
  7. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    thats good!! one time when i came home, my 6 week old chick gordita was missing. they were all out of their run (at the time i didnt know they could climb chicken wire, havent done it since now, their too heavy) gordita was missing. i found a pile of feathers after hours of searching. it was in the front yard (the front and back are fenced off) i asked my neighbor who has 8 outdoor cats if they brought home a dead chicken. they said no. i was really sad. then later, she came over to tell me that she had a chicken under her porch. i asked what color, and she said black (the one i lost was orangE) i was kinda angry at myself because another chicken was to be lost, and it was my fault. i went over there, and it wasnt black, it was just dark! it was gordita!


    apparently they got out of their run, and a cat came into our yard, and chased her off across the street, and she escaped by going through a wooden opening, which cats couldnt get into.
     
  8. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
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    Oh! Was I happy to come to the end of your post!
    I had a dog attack once that killed one and scattered my flock. I rounded everyone else up, but I couldn't find Alice, my favorite. All day she was gone, until I was closing up the coop in the evening, and she came squawking out of the woods and ran right inside! Yay! it's such a good feeling!
     

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