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My Leghorn Hen Is Missing !!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Renegade, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. Renegade

    Renegade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She freeranges with my Marans and guineas and has never wandered off. I'm very upset [​IMG] I've had her for two years and it was a very rare day that she wouldn't lay an egg. I saw her this morning when I fed but she was no where to be seen this afternoon when I got home from class.

    Donna [​IMG]
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I hope you find her. She may be hiding in a squeezable spot?
     
  3. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    Do you free range your chickens? Maybe she joined a wild flock or a Rooster?
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    My guess would be she is hideing in a nest somewhere....trying to surprise you with a bunch of babies in a few weeks! I sure hope this is where she is, and comes out in the morning to eat. If she does...try to follow her..Hopefully you will find a great surprise!
     
  5. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    Quote:i agree
     
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I hope you other guys are right but I am betting on the worst the most likely is that she is hidden some where.
    Hope she shows Up.
    Henry
     
  7. Renegade

    Renegade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the support! My DH just doesn't understand.She does freerange with my Marans. There is a rooster with them. I am very much afraid that something has happened to her. Leghorns don't go broody.

    Donna
     
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    They CAN...especially if they haven't read the book that says that they can't go broody...

    I hope for a good outcome.
     
  9. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    It's not that Leghorns can't go broody, any female chicken can. Leghorns are aong the least likely to go broody.
    Sorry to say a more likely outcome is......well, less positive.
     
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I wouldn't worry a bit till dusk fall and if she doesn't home to roost. My birds disapear for the day and reappear at night. They free range so go anywhere they want. Hope she comes home.
     

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