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my little Dixie chick is missing

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by pinkwindsong, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
    Laurens SC
    hi all,

    my 13 week old gold comet Dixie is missing.. two nights ago she had snuck back out of the kennel before I closed the door and realized she wasn't in it and surprised me the next morning with a big stretch...out side...
    last night when I went to close the kennel.. everyone was in there except .. Dixie... I looked everywhere couldn't find her.. even went back out at 2 am to look with flashlight again.. still no Dixie. this morning there is a puff of feathers on the ground by the back fenceline.. and No Dixie.... no body just a puff of feathers on the ground..

    I fear the worst... has anyone had a chick disappear into a wooded/ pasture area and come back?

    blessed be )O(
    Pink
     
  2. Moonkit

    Moonkit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    puff of feathers.. sounds like a hawk or fox might have taken her. Its a longshot.. but have you tried walking around with one peeping in your hand? Sometimes a scared chick in hiding will come out to the call of a flockmate.
     
  3. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I realize it's a very remote chance but did your bird reappear?
     

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