Roxy Hart is NOT MISSING!!!! Update- It was Amelia!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Solsken Farm, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. One week ago, one of our black Ameraucanas just disappeared. She was almost 4 months old. We had a number of them, andhad just given a few away and for a while, I thought maybe I had given her away too and lost count. Now I am certain spmething got her.

    Tonight when I did a head count, my favorite beautiful sweet EE, Roxy was not there. We did a search around the yard, barns, etc and she is nowhere. She is not an independent girl, and was always with her clan.

    I am so sad. She was only about 6 or 7 months and hadn't even started laying yet.

    Worse, something is clearly stealing our girls in the light of day while we are home. We were outdoors all day today and saw and heard nothing.


    Here she was.....wasn't she pretty?


    Please excuse the big buff butt in the background.....
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2008

  2. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Songster

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    aww I sure hope she turns up alive and well ! [​IMG]
  3. rofl, don't excuse the buff butt, it's cute!!

    ROxy's pretty!! Is it possible she's off laying an egg? I hope she shows up real quick.
  4. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    Roxy Hart is a beauty. And the big buff butt is cute too [​IMG]
    Hope Roxy comes home. It is possible something is stealing chickens while you are at home, during the day. It you were outside I would think you might here a rukus? But maybe not. [​IMG]
  5. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    Maybe she will be back. I lost my fave EE rooster in daylight while I was home. I was sure a fox or something must have gotten him but I could not find feathers anywhere. Then 10 days later I found him very weak but alive. I looked everywhere and thought he must be dead then he showed back up. He is in a huge dog kennel in the house enjoying all his yummy food to get fattened back up. I feel awful he was lost for so long after I could not find him looking everywhere I really thought a fox had him for supper. I'll keep my fingers crossed you find her alive and well. She is very pretty.

  6. jjthink

    jjthink Crowing

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    I'm so sorry. I hope a thorough search finds her alive and well [​IMG]
    (if she was chased or escaped a pred's grasp she may be a distance away and uncertain how to get back).
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    She is probably under a bush hatching an egg or two. And that big buff butt looks just like mine. Buff butt that is.
  8. She has never laid an egg. I can't imagine she would go away on her own. I guess I'll try to have hope.

    I should say that a fisher snatched our 3 beloved house cats from our yard about 2 months ago. But I think that was night time. The day time thing is perplexing to me.

    I don't have much hope......
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2008
  9. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    aww I'm so sorry. She's a lovely bird. [​IMG] :aww I sure hope she shows up soon. [​IMG] Don't lose hope. I'm sure it's hard not to, but hang in there! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] :aww Just pray and keep an eye out for her.
    I will do a search for predators near you....maybe I can get some "suspects" that match up to the location and stuff...?
    Good luck to you and your beloved hen! [​IMG] :aww

  10. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    hey! your from Maine, too? cool! that should make figuring out some ideas of the predator....? [​IMG]

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