my rhode island red is missing


Apr 9, 2017
my rhode island red..ruby was in the yard yesterday hanging out , she stays pretty close to the house, i left for work, left a message for my boyfriend that she was out, so he could put her away before he left, he didnt check phone message on home phone was gone for about 5 hours came home and shes missing, by the fence there are some feathers, not alot....but then he saw a fox in the neighbors yard...i went out this am calling her, didnt see her body anywhere, another time she hid for a day and night then showed up, it was amazing, i hope that is what happens...feeling so sick to my stomach and kicking myself for me not putting her in the garden fence before i left instead of thinking he would do it, she is the 3rd chicken ive lost since march, they were all 3yrs old......just feeling sick and guilty...we have 3 4 month olds they are cute and sweet but i feel like its never the same as with your first ones.....after these i dont think i want chickens anymore, its too upsetting when something happens to them and so hard to keep them safe....i kept trying to tell myself last night so i could rest my mine a little, that something could have gotten her even if i was here but in the house, just so , so sad
I'm so sorry for your loss. It was probably a fox. Try not to feel guilty, things like this have happened to me many times, but it happens! Hopefully you might find her again!
By the feathers and no body it could be either a fox got her or a bird of prey. I've seen hawks snatch up a bird with only a poof of feathers as evidence.

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