Pet hen missing... Little clues

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by sapphirethehen, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. sapphirethehen

    sapphirethehen Out Of The Brooder

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    What surprised me is that there was an animal trap next to her coop. It was probably humans... But how will I find her???
    She has been missing since yesterday, That animal trap was not placed by anybody I know. Maybe they were trying to catch her?
    HELP
     
  2. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do u have a rooster
     
  3. sapphirethehen

    sapphirethehen Out Of The Brooder

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    No
     
  4. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok well either way she may have a clutch of eggs she has hidden near by setting on the wanting to hatch them
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Yeah, um, I doubt this has anything to do with a rooster.

    Finding an animal trap next to your coop that does not belong to you and was not placed there by anyone you know is rather perplexing and would definitely disturb me greatly.

    Are you positive it wasn't put there by someone you know?
    Is your yard easily accessed by strangers?

    More info might be helpful....
    Do you free range?
    Do you lock up your birds every night...and count them?
    When did you notice her missing?
     
  6. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wast meaning it was because of the rooster that she went missing I was wondering if she had ran off to hatch a clutch of eggs she hid I was just asking because if the eggs would have been fertile or not that she would or could have ran off to hatch if that's what she went to do
     
  7. sapphirethehen

    sapphirethehen Out Of The Brooder

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    I should put a lock.....
     
  8. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are u putting a lock on I would take the trap
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If u were meaning put a lock on ur chicken coop I have one on mine lock it every night
     
  10. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    When I was in SC, I had a lock on my coop. It stopped stealing of eggs....
     

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