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Missing chick...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by magikchick, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    One of my showgirls is gone. I just took them outside gave everyone some feed and blueberries. I went in the house for awhile and when I came out Rosie came running from under the deck. My Ruby is no where to be found. I search the whole yard in the fence and out, no sign of her. I'm just heartbroken. I have no idea what happen. There are no feathers in the yard. All the other chickens are here. What could have happen?
     
  2. fowlweatherfriends

    fowlweatherfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry [​IMG].
    I understand others have had a hen disappear for awile and return with a clutch of babies. I know this might not be your case. I hope she shows up soon for your sake and your other Rosie.
     
  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    If Rosie was under the deck, that would indicate something was around. I hope you find her. Maybe she is hiding too and will come out [​IMG]
     
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Sorry to hear that hope she shows up. Do you have any cats in the area? Maybe a hawk?
     
  5. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    I havn't seen any hawks, but that is what I was thinking. I just can't believe she could be gone like that. Rosie just keeps calling for her.
     
  6. Johnnyboy922

    Johnnyboy922 Out Of The Brooder

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    i had a hawk take a swoop at my chicks i had 5 of them they were like 3 weeks old. luckily i was standing 15 feet away and got there in time. if flew down past my knees and i actually was able to punch it. then i did a head count and saw norman, leeroy, cinnamon, and MR darsey but i couldt find bubba 15 seconds lator i saw him hiding in the long grass. longest 15 seconds of my life i felt so bad. luckily they all made it and it wasnt the last time i saw the hawk either. but a hawk could definatley make a clean meal of a chick
     
  7. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    that happened to me once. then i searched the front yard - which i wouldnt think would happen (i really shouldnt be surprised, the reason she was missing is because she got out of her run) and i found a little pile of feathers - no blood just feathers. i cried and felt reallly sad. we have a neighbor who has 8 cats who wander into our yard. anyways - when i was eating dinner my neighbor said that my chicken was under her porch! i asked her what color and she said BLACK??! that meant that my other chickens had gotten out -- but NOOOOO! it was my little americauna chick! (who was missing)

    the cat chased her to their yard and she ran under the porch!!
     

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