UPDATE!! ESCAPED HEN FROM W.V.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bmchickens, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. bmchickens

    bmchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    MY HUSBAND WAS TAKING TABLE SCRAPS TO THE ROO'S AND GIRLS THIS AFTERNOON, WHEN HE SAW THE ESCAPEE UNDER THE ROOST HOUSE. I ASSUME SHE WAS LOOKING FOR FOOD, BASED ON HOW LONG SHE'S BEEN GONE. BEFORE HE COULD MAKE A GRAB FOR HER SHE MADE A DASH INTO THE WOODS ONCE MORE. I JUST CAME BACK IN FROM LOOKING FOR HER. NO SUCESS. ANYBODY HAVE ANY IDEAS FOR CATCHING HER DURING THE DAYLIGHT HOURS? WE ALSO PUT A SMALL DISH OF FOOD (LAYER CRUMBLES) WHERE WE SAW HER LAST. THANKS IN ADVANCE BRUCE AND MISSY [​IMG]
     
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Just for your info. Using all caps is like YELLING at people.

    It sounds like your hen has a nest somewhere? If so, she should show back up with little ones in 21 or so days from when she disappeared; if she isn't killed by a predator.

    Otherwise, if it's possible to follow her back into the woods, you may be able to find her nest (if that's what's happening) and thus move her and the eggs to a safe place at night.

    Sorry, I don't have any other ideas.
     
  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    Maybe try spotlighting her at dark roosting in the trees?Hope you find her!
     
  4. bmchickens

    bmchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Unfrortunately,she's a color that matches the leaves and under-brush to a maddening perfection.We left some feed out in hopes fo gaining some surveillance on her,but think that ultimately,it's gonna come down to a good old chase.IF ,that is, we can get between her and the woods. Stay tuned,we'll up-date as we make progress. Thanks,Bruce&Missy
     

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