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Missing a Hen in the Forest!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kherokee, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. kherokee

    kherokee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my tiny serama girl has disappeared. I dont worry until late at night when everyone comes in at night, and yesterday I couldnt find her. we live on 4 acres next to another 4 acres of woods.
    Im very optimistic she's alive. She was broody all of last month, put on weight this month, and im assuming she went broody again.
    I really want to bring her home and put her on fertile eggs but I cant find her!
    I've read a couple things, like waiting for her (im sitting outside as I write this), looking for her, (I found a hidden clutch of eggs last week and collected them. Bad idea because she must have another secret clutch).
    Any ideas on how to find her? She has a close sister in the flock, and a protective rooster (her eggs are likely infertile as she hates him terribly & never have been).
    Will she come back for food or water? Will my flock or rooster check on her where I can follow them?
    Any help is greatly appreciated!!

    And for reference of what im working with, here's her sister I found laying an egg on her secret clutch. Where's Waldo?
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  2. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its likely she come back for food and water when that will be is anyones guess. I dont know if they will go check on her but maybe some one else will know.
     
  3. kherokee

    kherokee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your help! I hope I see her soon since those eggs are probably not gonna hatch she may be there for a long time :/
     
  4. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah that could be bad. I take it you havent seen her yet?
     

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