Lowest on the pecking order missing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by andymack2, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. andymack2

    andymack2 New Egg

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    I've a flock of 2 RIRs and 2 random SPCA saves. All lay an egg a day, but the one at the bottom of the pecking order has gone missing. She's not laid in the coop for a few weeks and the older girls pick on her a bit. I suspect she is hiding and sitting on eggs somewhere in a next. Any tips on how to find her? I've tried rattling feed, searching with the kids through long grass and in trees, she's a good hider if she's MIA or perhaps dead. Would assume if something had had her there would be a mess of feathers and blood... any tips? Input?

    Poor little ******
     
  2. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    Could've been a hawk, but there are usually a few feathers scattered. Hopefully she's just brooding!
     
  3. andymack2

    andymack2 New Egg

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    Sorry, I'm in New Zealand so no air predators!
     
  4. andymack2

    andymack2 New Egg

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    Reckon the devil took her as a sacrifice? Or my neighbor (devil worshiper s)?
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    My money's on brooding. I'm thinking she'll show up in 3 weeks with babies [​IMG]
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Tazmanian devil maybe.


    Hope for the best.
     

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