Rogue chicken fled into woods at night

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kairosdreaming, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. kairosdreaming

    kairosdreaming Out Of The Brooder

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    Do I have any hope I'll find her alive in the morning? I was rounding up the chickens to go back inside and had two of my bantams (silkie and a d'uccle) run off into the woods at the side of the area they free range. I was able to locate one when she went up to roost (the d'uccle) and was able to catch her and return her to the coop, but I couldn't locate the silkie at all. I searched until it got too dark. As a background, they've been in the coop for over a month now and I've recently started letting them free range for an hour or so at the end of the day, but today I let them out midway through the day so they had more time to roam around. We're working on getting up to a full day but they're not very good at returning to the coop when it starts to get dark.
     
  2. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    Well I hope you found her this morning. [​IMG]
     
  3. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did she come back? Silkies cant get real high to roost. Hope she found a good safe place.
     
  4. kairosdreaming

    kairosdreaming Out Of The Brooder

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    I looked all over this morning and again right before I left for work (imagine my surprise when my boss told me I had a bush in my hair; apparently I got into some brambles and didn't realize it) and turned up nothing. However, I just checked after getting home from work and heard this little peeping coming from the bushes. There she was! She let me come get her (usually she doesn't let me touch her at all) so I'm guessing she had a pretty scary night all by herself. I'm just glad she's back though and safe and sound.
     

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