Missing Silkie!!!

BattleChickens

Songster
10 Years
May 6, 2009
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Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
I just got back in from wandering my property to find my 4 month old Blue Silkie, Neela. I can't find her anywhere!!! Her best buddy Keira (my 4 month old Black Silkie from the same breeder) was all snuggled up to the Barred Rock chicks when I went out to put all the girls in for the night, but Neela wasn't there . . .

I just got Neela and Keira on Thursday and immediately fell in love. I feel so irresponsible! We let the chickens free-range in our small, privacy-fenced backyard almost all day when we're home, but they are often out of our sight. Its gone so well that I was lulled into a false sense of safety.

I've got the sinking feeling that a hawk or eagle got her. There were no feathers or blood or parts *shudder* anywhere. The only other possibility is that she found a REALLY good hiding place in the yard and is being REALLY quiet . . . Is this something Silkies do? Would/could she wiggle through a gap in the fence? AAAARRRRGHHHHHH!

Where's my baby? I am so sick to my stomach!!!
 
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chickenlady81

Songster
11 Years
Jun 10, 2008
1,182
4
161
Weare, NH
Maybe she is roosting somewhere and you just wont find her until tomorrow when the sun is out. Hoping she appears soon for you!
 

Schultz

CluckN'Crow Farm
11 Years
Aug 5, 2008
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27
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Indianapolis

So glad she is safe. He better show you where she hides!! Oh, and you might want to make him a special breakfast
 

crtrlovr

Still chillin' with my peeps
11 Years
Mar 13, 2008
4,044
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233
East South Central (West KY)
So glad your missing baby has turned up. Make sure your BF shows you her hiding spot, and if there are any gaps under your fence AT ALL, make sure you fix them, b/c silkies are very capable of getting through what appears to be an impossibly small opening.
 

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