- Jul 17, 2016
I'm new to this forum but have been raising chickens for a while now I've only stalked other peoples threads until now I unfortunately lost two of my year and a half old hens to raccoons recently. About six days ago, a friend of the family gave me 2 four month-old Hens who are about ready to start laying. They are in quarantine right now, but I set up a temporary run in the front yard for them to hang out during the day generally I do all of the putting in out of the run in the evening and morning however last night my husband did it. He must've made them nervous (he doesn't do much with them and they don't know him) because he lost one She flew into the very tall pine trees in the front of our house and we couldn't get her down I've lost hens from my other flock before and they returned but they knew my property well so I am worried that she will not return. I put her friend in the run in the front yard near where she flew into the trees and I called her and put food out this morning. No sign of her yet but I was wondering if anybody had any other suggestions. Feeling quite sad about it.