Two roos dissappeared w/out a trace..will they return tomorrow?UPDATE!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Msbear, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

    May 8, 2008
    Sharpsburg, MD.
    My cochin banty got out and must've chased my banty rose comb and they're gone!! I noticed around 5. My rosecombs freerange cause they don't leave my yard. I live in a neighborhood and checked everyone's backyard, trees, under decks...everywhere like 4 times. -up to a mile away. Would they go farther??

    We're getting up at 5am and listening for crows. Do you think they'll crow if they're stressed?

    Just in case, I have a few eggs to incubate to get long will my hens be fertile?

    Bummed in WV:(



    I cannot believe it. My hubby and I searched the area again from 5:30 am (crowing time) to 7 when Rus had to go to work. I was in the middle of making up some flyers and I heard a faint crow. I ran to the neighbors (about 50 ft.) and I heard it coming again from they're landscaping. I peeked in the bushes and my cochin is stuck down a basement window well.

    He's a little bloodied up but looked good. He was so happy to get out of there, he crowed non-stop (even while I held him) I threw him in the coop (he's the instigator...little #$%&!!) then I ran back to the well and noticed it opened up to a crawlspace. I heard a soft clucking coming from the darkness and there was my main man:) He looked a little worse but he had all his waddles and comb and both eyes!! He was a little shooken up. That cochin must've been chasing him around that dingy crawlspace all night!!!

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh......I'm taking a break and then it's bath time.
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2008
  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    In theory up to 3 wks
  3. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

    May 8, 2008
    Sharpsburg, MD.
    Im not going to be able to sleep tonight. They are my babies. I hunt crickets with them and they come running when I call. I already miss them and am fearing the worst. I really hope they come wandering back around tomorrow....
  4. kayri

    kayri Songster

    Jul 6, 2007
    My BO pullet dissapeared overnight once and showed up like it was just a normal thing the next day, but she was very tired.

    I hope yours show up. They can hide pretty well when they want to. I hope they are well hidden tonight and just will pop up tomorrow.

    Don't worry.

  5. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    This is a tough one here.. well if nothing gets them through the night you can almost be certain they be back in the morning looking for food water and there safe i am hopeing they just wandered off and will be back in the AM hold in there hope it all works out for you my thoughts and prays are with you
  6. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

    May 8, 2008
    Sharpsburg, MD.
    Thanks but the more I ponder on this one, the more Im leaning toward something fishy. There are no feathers and no sign. I really looked everywhere!! up all the trees, under decks...everywhere. and they went missing at 5! they would come home to roost. the rose comb won't leave my porch, I know he would come home. and if he were in the trees, the cochin can hardly jump and is too dumb to hide:) I know him... He'd be peckin around somewhere oblivious or determined to get that other roo.

    Im in for a long night and I hope there is a crow in the morning but I think someone grabbed them out by the main road. They're very tame and would walk up to anyone...

    If they do come home, I'll keep them locked up tight. I just wanted them to be happy, but being safe is better...
  7. spookykim

    spookykim Songster

    Jul 16, 2008
    I sure hope you find your babies. I will be thinking about you and your chickens.
  8. [​IMG] I sure hope they appear soon! Please keep us posted. They are beautiful birds...
  9. schmije

    schmije Songster

    Aug 25, 2008
    Peoria, IL
    We once had a hen roost in one of our trees for the night. Once she settled in, it was impossible to see her. The only way we knew she was there was that we saw her fly into the tree. And she was only about 7 feet in the air!

    Maybe yours found a good hiding place, and they'll be back tomorrow. I'll keep my fingers crossed!
  10. rufus

    rufus Crowing

    May 17, 2007
    Do any of your neighbors have hens? They may have just went calling.


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