missing chick (just a vent) (updated)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cgjsmith, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Songster

    Mar 6, 2007
    W e hatched out one chick out of 15 eggs and have been keeping it in the house because the broody momma's wouldn't take it. It became very spoiled and loved to be held all night long. Well last night it cuddled down in its box and went to sleep. This morning it was gone. we called and it didn't come we looked under everything and its just gone. We have no idea where it went. we've looked everywhere. under everything. behind everything and no chick. no peeping nothing. Our rabbit was out but I don't think it would have hurt it. but we can't find a trace of the poor baby. My kids are heart broken. i'm heart broken ( after two attempts at hatching cuckoo marans I still end up with nothing) I guess i get to spend the day emptying closets and beds [​IMG]

    Well apparenty he got hungry because he just came wandering down the hall!! silly bird! We have really got to get him a friend so he will stop wandering at night looking for us. C
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2007
  2. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    oh no! I hope it turns up somewhere!
  3. joannamarie

    joannamarie Songster

    Jun 17, 2007
    thats terrible, hope you find the chick maybe he has climbed in somewhere small similar to the broody box
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    YAY! You found it! I was thinking, well, if I read it right, it was in the house... there's no preadators in there that would eat it. I've had animals disapear in the house many a time. I don't worry anymore usually because they come out for food. Nothing is going to nab them while inside vs in a coop outside.

    I lost a frog for a week once. Found it when my mom screamed while in the shower because it needed water and I guess climbed up the shower wall and jumped on her. Lucky she didn't smash it.
  5. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Yay! gotta love a happy ending [​IMG] I'm so happy for ya.
  6. mlheran

    mlheran Songster

    LOL, you better put a bell on it! [​IMG]

    So glad to hear the happy ending!!
  7. chicks rule

    chicks rule Songster

    Apr 10, 2007
    SW MO
    :lauGlad you found the poor baby, I once lost a box turtle in the house, talk about treading lightly, I was in fear for my toes,
  8. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Wonderful news!
  9. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Songster

    Mar 6, 2007
    chicks rule thats funny we just lost a turtle in the house as well and my youngest son found it. unfortunatly his two year old fingers squirming to try and find them was too much of a temptaion for the turtle and he bit it (I think they looked like worms to the poor starving turtle.) ha ha C
  10. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    im so glad you found ur baby [​IMG]

    i found a baby snapping turtle and put him in a tank with lots of water and he eascaped somehow and inded up in are pantry,.[​IMG] so i imeditly took him to a nearby pond and letted him go

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