My baby girl is missing!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by OrganicEggs75, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. OrganicEggs75

    OrganicEggs75 Mottled Rosecomb Heaven

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    When I went out to the coop I noticed I had only 7 chicks in the coop instead of 8! I couldn't figure out who was missing until I realized my baby pinapple was missing! All the other babies are freaking out because she is gone! I am just broken that she is gone because it's my fault that she is gone... I did not lock the coop up in time. Something either got her *can't imagine what because there is nothing here really but owls that come out at midnight and hawks in the morning...* or she wandered off and got lost. *which is hard to belive cause the other chicks would not be freaking out and would have followed her*. I searced or about an hour and nothing but I heard a peep that sounded exactly like her but I still could not find her. Hope to find her in the morning. She is a white leghorn 6weeks very small, only second day in new coop with the hens [​IMG]
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Are there other older hens? perhaps they frightened her or chased her off, I've had older chicks being chased off my the old crowd alot. I often find my young polish up a tree at bed time, because the others are so darn mean on the roost.
     
  3. OrganicEggs75

    OrganicEggs75 Mottled Rosecomb Heaven

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    7 2 year old hens don't care about the chicks. Don't bother them or anything and the babys don't roost cause well they dont yet haha. She is prob somewere on my 2 acres I don't know.
     
  4. OrganicEggs75

    OrganicEggs75 Mottled Rosecomb Heaven

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    I left the coop open just incase she comes back the other chicks are in the cage as usual.
     
  5. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you heard a peep that sounds just like her, she may very well be close by, but hiding. They are very good at hiding in even the smallest and most unlikely spaces imaginable. I hope that's what she is doing, and that you find her in the morning.
     
  6. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How are your nesting boxes set up? Mine are re-done cabinets (sort of) and I had to rescue a 6-week old pullet from behind them once...I guess they were fidgeting around and she got pushed off. Hope you find her soon!
     
  7. OrganicEggs75

    OrganicEggs75 Mottled Rosecomb Heaven

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    Quote:Nesting boxes to high for her to get to and they are screwed on the wall
     
  8. Saroco

    Saroco Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oooh...I'm sorry [​IMG]
     
  9. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did she show up this morning? [​IMG]
     
  10. OrganicEggs75

    OrganicEggs75 Mottled Rosecomb Heaven

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    I found her! Poor thing must have been scared out of her mind cause it was raining (but she came back dry soo i guess she found a good hiding place haha)
     

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