Where did you go?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dichotomymom, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ever count your chickens when they come back in for the night and you're missing one? You look all over, give up, shut the coop and in the morning, he/she is back? Lol. This happens to me all the time.......don't know if I'm miscounting or they found a seriously small and weird place in the coop to hide. A couple years ago, I swear there was an addition to my flock because I knew how many of a certain breed I had and I ended up with one more. I'll never know if someone dropped her off or if I'm just crazy.
     
  2. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's competely possible both are true. [​IMG]
     
  3. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Touche;)
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    It's VERY possible that someone dropped her off. I had the same thing happen to me a couple of months ago. I looked over my shoulder and saw a BIG chocolate muscovy duck in my chicken yard. Til this day, I have no idea where he came from. I even posted an ad looking for his owner but no response. [​IMG]
     
  5. christineavatar

    christineavatar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I grieved for three days because one of my chickens had disappeared. I had finally resigned myself to its loss when I counted on the fourth night and it was back! I live in an area that is surrounded by a kind of swamp land. It has tall grasses that are virtually impenetrable to walk through. Predatory critters make it okay so I fenced in about an acre and let the chickens range through there. That is from where she disappeared. I looked for feathers and other signs of a struggle but came up empty. After she made it back I figured she must have gotten over the fence and took har time getting back.
     

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