Rooster is missing

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by deenamr, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. deenamr

    deenamr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was home at 2:30 this afternoon on my lunch to check on the chickens. All was well. Now home from work for the night about 5:45 the girls are all in but my Silver Phoenix roo, Earl, is nowhere to be found. There are no holes in the chicken run, no signs of digging, the run is 6 foot high, 20 by 10 feet, chain link. Not covered on the top. Someone was home all day and there was no disturbance. I can't find any sign of feathers or trauma. I have been out and checked all of the trees for him roosting and I don't see him anywhere. Anyone have any words of wisdom as to what might of happened to him or where he could be. I am just hoping and praying that I hear him in the morning and can go find him.
     
  2. crazy huhn

    crazy huhn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No words of wisdom, but I sure hope you will find him somewhere ASAP.[​IMG]
     
  3. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Chicken thief of the skin kind, perhaps? Is there a lock on your coop/run? [​IMG]
     
  4. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Strange. Has he ever flown up and over before? I sure hope you hear him in the morning. Any footprints around the run area?
     
  5. deenamr

    deenamr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is home. I went out for another search and found him safe and sound inside of the coop. He was not down on the roost with his girls. He had flown up into the rafters about 2 feet above my head. I feel so silly and so relieved at the same time. He had never done this before - but now I know.
     
  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Good news! [​IMG]
     
  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm glad your bird was found. [​IMG] I had a Silver Phoenix roo, too -- aren't they handsome?

    Have you considered adding aviary netting over your run? It's pretty inexpensive, and would give you peace of mind that at least the birds would stay in the run.
     

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