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Missing chicken!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by DoveStar, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. DoveStar

    DoveStar Chirping

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    Help!!! Please, I own 6 chickens and love them very much! But I came home from school this afternoon and one is missing!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] I live in chandler, az. There are no signs of a struggle; no feathers, body, anything... I clip their wings but it was windy today so maybe she got over the brick wall.. But I called her name (I baby my chickens, they all know their names) and drove around the entire neighborhood and didn't find her.. [​IMG] I started thinking a hawk might have gotten her.. Any ideas guys? [​IMG]
     

  2. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Crowing

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    What breed is she?
     
  3. DoveStar

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    She is an Easter egger; super friendly and just started laying a few days ago. She was still not fully grown yet.

     
  4. Peep-Chicken

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    Hmm... There could be a chance she went broody. Look under bushes or places she might be brooding.

    Hawks usually leave pile of feathers from where they got the chicken.
     
  5. DoveStar

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    Well, I live in a small little neighborhood that isn't even allowed to have chickens, that is how small of a backyard we have. We don't have tons of places for her to hide, so I was able to check them all. No chicken... [​IMG]
     
  6. Peep-Chicken

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    I here you, chickens aren't tolerated much here either... Shh :)

    You can shake some food, look for feathers... Feathers would be the main clue. Look in trees too.

    Could a dog of gotten her and someone cleaned the evidence? Or any chance a person thought she was lost so they picked her up?

    Good luck.
     
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  7. DoveStar

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    I shook her favorite treats while I walked basically the entire neighborhood, and she didn't respond [​IMG]

    Alright, il check for feathers and in the trees.

    We have a dog, but he is scared stiff of the chickens. And no one has been home but me, and we have a brick wall so no one would be able to see all the feathers through the wall. So I don't think anyone would come in and clean feathers up :/

    She might have barely made it over the fence, and someone could've picked her up. I don't think so, but I'm going to put up signs everywhere and send out an email. :)
     

  8. Peep-Chicken

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    A dog in someone else's yard she wandered into, she could of hopped the fence.

    Keep us posted :)

    I know how you feel, I have never lost a chicken, but a pet rooster I rehomed was cooked up to eat, under stupid circumstances. Anyways, hopefully she will turn up.
     
  9. DoveStar

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    True... :(

    Ok, I will. :)

    Oh no, I'm sorry! :(
     
  10. Peep-Chicken

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    Thank you.
     

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