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Head stuck in wire--Not Good!

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I had a problem that I am hoping if I tell about someone else will not lose a chick. My run is constructed with dog kennel panels. I put chicken wire around the outside perimeter 18" up and 18" out. I then put lattice fence around the perimeter 18" high. My chicks are 5 weeks old. I let them out in the run and somehow one of them got their head caught in the wire, probably chasing a bug. We found her dead and since nothing could get in the run, I can only deduce that she killed herself in the wire. I hope that this will help someone not lose a precious chick. Thanks.

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I am so sorry for your loss

I had a almost full grown duck run into a fence and must've snapped his neck or something and was attacked by ants.

We are just never there to help them before it is too late!!




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So sorry.....they are curious and into everything. I was using a dog crate for a brooder and had cardboard about one third of the way up on the sides to keep in shavings. One of the chicks managed (3 week old I think it was) to get wedged between the cardboard and side of the crate. If I hadn't heard it peeping so loud, it probably would not have ended well. Thanks for the warning.
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