silkie just vanished

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by storminstaffs, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. storminstaffs

    storminstaffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought these 2 yesterday and this morning i went over and can't find my little white one anywhere, the black cross was hiding inside one of the hen laying sheds

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    There's no evidence of it anywhere, i've looked under all the sheds, near the veggie patch (we've got some large veggies and weeds growing in the back corner), there's one shed i havent looked under and thats because there's nettles around it, will get my parents to help me tonight with the search.

    But is it possible for a crow or magpie to pick it up and fly away with it? Or for a rat to kill it and not make a mess?

    There's no sign of feathers being pulled out or anything. I've bought the other one back home with me till i find out what's happened to it.
     
  2. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    sounds like they free range- she could have been picked off by a hawk. A good size hawk can easily take a silkie off. [​IMG]

    Really hope she's just hiding well, good luck on the search.
     
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  3. cfdf

    cfdf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe she is just hiding someplace. The other night I went outside to close up the coop and did a head count...1..2..3..4...5..???????? Where are my other chickens? I went outside and looked in the run...nope....went back inside...counted again....nope....went back outside looked in the run again...nope....looked around outside the run to see if I could see any feathers...nope...back in the run nope.....fence check....no holes...back in the coop...nope...getting really scared now.....heard a noise....looked up....they were roosting in the rafters......that was a first for my chickens...so...moral of my story....don't forget to look up when you are looking for your chicken.
     
  4. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    I had a good sized Australorp disappear without a trace in May. We do have lots of hawks around here, so it wouldn't surprise me if a hawk got her. Poor Agnes.
    It's possible that your Silkie is hiding, so don't give up hope yet.
     
  5. storminstaffs

    storminstaffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks but my dad mentioned to find her hiding well under the green house [​IMG] im soo happy, fixed the hole she got through so it shouldn't happen again
     
  6. paula and her chicks

    paula and her chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    :yiipchickOh am so happy for you! We get so attached don't we!
     
  7. storminstaffs

    storminstaffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeap i only got them yesterday aswell
     
  8. ADozenGirlz

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    Good news.
     
  9. storminstaffs

    storminstaffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  10. cfdf

    cfdf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I am so happy for you......I LOVE HAPPY ENDINGS....YIPPIE!!!!....DOING THE CHICKEN DANCE [​IMG]
     

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