MY LITTLE CHIK IS GONE...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by supdude, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. supdude

    supdude Out Of The Brooder

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    im so mad right now,i keep the 2 chiks in a bird cage thats layed on its side to separate them from the 1 big chicken (wich i think is unnecessary they get along fine) and it has 6 opening doors well my mom said she saw both little chiks in there and 15 min later they got out (cause i didnt secure a door) w its around 8:40 in the morning, ------------------- O MAN WHILE TYPING THIS HE CAME BACK!!! anyway im so glad well i have NO idea were he was i searched everywhere, 3 nieghbors yards every nook and cranny, my mom says a squirrel was in the tree making noise and the chickens were frozen silent, and there was a LOT of poo in the corner of the bird cage, little chik poo, did the squirrel scare my little chik away? to clarify only 1 chik ran away 1 stayed a roamed the yard and the big chicken was locked up in the coop, he just appeared out of nowhere hungry and he lets me pick him up without squirming and trying to get away like usual, was he scared? i had murderous intents for that squirrel
     
  2. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So happy you found your little chick!! [​IMG]

    That was very hard not knowing where it was I know.

    We had a neighbor's dog chase one of our sweet chickens somewhere into the neighborhood & we eventually found her hiding in a neighbor's grill cover thankfully. My chickens have a good run now though & that helps a lot!! [​IMG]
     
  3. supdude

    supdude Out Of The Brooder

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    looking closer i can see a little blood, well dried right where the beak meets the comb should i just leave it or put like neosporin on it? and how do you think it happened?
     
  4. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Chickie may have gotten his comb cut sticking his head out of the wire. Is it possible they may have gotten out by wriggling between the wire? Put some Neosporin on but make sure the other chickie doesn't eat it.
     
  5. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    I'm sooooooooo happy you found your chickie! [​IMG]
     
  6. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    Glad you have your little one back. Last night I cleaned out the brooder and let the chicks run around the living room for a little bit while I did it. I had my son help me do a head count and put them all back in after the brooder was cleaned. Well like 4 or 5 hours later my son says to me that there is a chick walking around the living room. We missed one and it must have been hiding out or napping the whole time and then just casually walked across the living room. There is no way it got out of the brooder because I have snapping door locks that I can hardly open.
    Your little one is home safe and sound now and may not try to escape again.
     
  7. supdude

    supdude Out Of The Brooder

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    i think somethings wrong, hes doing the same things my bantams did before they died, standing up and closing his eyes like hes trying to sleep standing up. i picked him up and examined him real close and some feathers on his wing are kinda stripped, like something grabbed its wing and he pulled away. is he just tired from his experience or is something wrong?
     
  8. Riparian

    Riparian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hes probably really tired. How old is he/she? Is she eating and drinking alright?
     
  9. supdude

    supdude Out Of The Brooder

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    i dont really know how old he is but im gonna say less than a month, and yes he ate and drank all day but i think im just worried cause of how he reminded me of my old bantams
     
  10. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    Het Supdude, What time is where your at? It's way past nite nite time for my chicken's & baby chick's need lot's of rest. Sound's like the little fellow had a long day. PEACE
     

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