My beloved chick disappeared!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chick cheap, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. chick cheap

    chick cheap Out Of The Brooder

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    I just took my two red broiler chicks outside and left them there for five minutes. When I came back I found one chick hiding in a corner and I couldn't find the other one. I searched everywhere but i cant find her. It could have been an eagle but i dont want to know that she's actually gone! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    I really loved her and dont know what to do. I hope she isnt gone forever!
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh, I'm sorry :hugs
    Little ones are so vulnerable. This has happened to me before, left them alone for 5 minutes, came back and someone was gone :(
    Nikki
     
  3. chick cheap

    chick cheap Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I wish I at least got to say goodbye.
     
  4. MaddBaggins

    MaddBaggins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a lot of hawks (of various types) and a few owls in my neighborhood, not to mention the coyotes and stray cats. My coop will be fully enclosed. I've never seen a coyote come over my wall before, but I bet chickens would be a temptation.
    Sorry you lost a little one [​IMG]
     
  5. chick cheap

    chick cheap Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. She was my favorite.
     
  6. farmer boy

    farmer boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    ya it happens I left my little chick outside for a min when I ran in the house then back out bam it was gone and all the birds were freaking out so I knew something got her
     
  7. hungry4eggs

    hungry4eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sucks, sorry to hear that happened. I hope my coop is secure enough to keep my two labs and my cat out, if so my dogs will keep other predators away. Made my coop with detachable wheels so they can be semi free range. Between the hawks, owls, and dogs true free range will be near impossible.
     
  8. farmer boy

    farmer boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I free range .. real free range nothing is killed when they are out unless its from a bird I only lost one to that .. my three dogs keep other animals away and I have pretty big roos that attack anything that is trying to hurt the hens .. one attack my big dog because he though he was trying to hirt a hen .. he was trying to eat it though lol .. so you can do real free range .. I live in Canada we have a lot of animals looking for a meal .. I have foxes coyotes, eagles that live acrossed the river from me hawks around my house .. I saw a hawk try to take one of my biggest hens and she was to heavy for the hawk to left lol .. oh and there are snakes but they can't do much damage unless they can catch a chick .. there are other small animals but my chickens handle those and for stray cats my roos always chase my cats away so they prob will with stray cats
     
  9. hungry4eggs

    hungry4eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dogs just worry me, they eat the pigoens from across the road when the hawks knock em down in the yard and they brought a guinea hen home from up the road not long ago and ate it. Hoping a rooster will curb their penchant for fowl so will make sure the birds are all good size before I try.
     

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