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Missing 12 week old silkie mix. Help

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tpotts1984, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. tpotts1984

    tpotts1984 Out Of The Brooder

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    Today when I locked everyone up for the night my 12 week old silkie mix Sarah was missing. I checked all the fences nothing was disturbed. Everyone else seemed ok not scared or anything. I did not hear any commotion all day. Could she just be lost or spooked and hiding? Thanks everyone.
     
  2. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    How long has she been missing?
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hopefully, and perhaps she will reappear in the morning. If she does not show up, is it possible to keep your birds penned up tomorrow just in case there is a predator in the area?
     
  4. tpotts1984

    tpotts1984 Out Of The Brooder

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    Last time I seen her was around noon. When I locked up at 5pm she was missing.
     
  5. tpotts1984

    tpotts1984 Out Of The Brooder

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    That was my plan. :) I have a fully fenced run. It's fenced floor and top. Very safe. Hoping she shows up in the morning.
     
  6. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    If she doesn't show up ( I really hope she does ) then you might want to get a trail cam or two and put them on your coop and one other place to see if there is a predator out there
     
  7. tpotts1984

    tpotts1984 Out Of The Brooder

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    My family told me I can borrow theirs. So far we have been very lucky.
     
  8. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    My family told me I can borrow theirs. So far we have been very lucky.[/quote

    That's great! I have a trail cam and it's very useful
     
  9. tpotts1984

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    Update. No sign of her this morning during feeding. I'm thinking the worst has happened.
     
  10. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    :hugs
     

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