Missing baby silkie chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Freya, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Freya

    Freya Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't know which section to put this in, but it is a baby. My son went into the chicken pen last night to put the older chickens in the coop and gather the babies up to bring them inside for the night. For some reason, he left the door open to the pen and one of the silkie chicks went missing. He said it disappeared when he was putting the chickens in the coop from inside the pen. He just turned around and it was gone. Matter of a minute if that. The chicks have been out of the pen before to chomp on some grass and never ran off. They always have to be near each other. Why would it just disappear like that? How could it just disappear? We searched everywhere, but it was getting dark and the chick is black (blue). I went out this morning to look and still nothing. I even took my dogs (well trained) with me to help find it and nothing. Now since its been overnight, I fear something probably got it [​IMG]
     
  2. whitejerabias

    whitejerabias Out Of The Brooder

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    No advice, but good luck!

    OT, but do I recognize your username from TBW?
     
  3. Freya

    Freya Out Of The Brooder

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    TBW? Sorry, I'm pretty new here and to chickens. I'm not a breeder or anything, just a small chicken owner. We have 3 bigger chickens that are about 5-6 months old and we got 6 silkies this past mid October, 2 that were teenagers and 4 babies. I gave the 2 bigger ones to a friend because we couldn't keep that many in our coop. One baby died a while ago and one died yesterday for some reason (it was sick when the other one died but recovered) which was found when the other went missing. So now I have one silkie left which I'm going to have to bring in the house with me to keep it company if we don't find the other one soon. Not that I want any of them to die or get lost, but at least my favorite one is still here. Also before I got these silkies I tried to hatch 8 silkie eggs for the first time because I wanted silkies so bad and none of them survived. It's been rough on me lately in the silkie department.
     
  4. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take another chick with you that peeps and see if you can hear the other one peeping back [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are you in Georgia by any chance ? Dwegg is in Atlanta and has silkie chicks [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Freya

    Freya Out Of The Brooder

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    Good idea bringing the other chick around. I peeped around the yard lol because they always peep back at me, but I'll go out now and try that with the other baby. And no, I live in Ohio.
     
  7. moomoodiddy

    moomoodiddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try not to chase it around and scare it itll move ferther away it knows where its breads buttered itll come back when its gets bored or hears the other chickens if somethin aint got it yet it probably did that out of curiousitty i have one bitty thats always tryin to get out... good luck
     
  8. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Chillin' With My Peeps

    if you know who the lead chick is take that one with you or even let some of the peeps out to play and if its around it will come a running that is how i get my chicks to go to new parts of the yard I take Lilly and Cherrio and the other 2 seem to follow.
     

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