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Escaped from brooder

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In an unexpected and unfortunate incident this morning, my 2 week old Silkie escaped the brooder. The door to the room was open, so he could be anywhere. I have been on my hands and knees with a flashlight and locked up my cats. Has anyone had this happen before? Is there a way to lure in a chick? I'm pretty desperate at this point.
post #2 of 8

They'll usually gravitate toward the sound of other chicks peeping. If you can't hear it peeping, the cats may have already dealt with the problem.

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #3 of 8

Lost chicks are usually very loud. Silence is a bad sign.

Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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post #4 of 8

Last summer a BYC member lost a chick out of their brooder and suspected the dog probably ate it.

 

A couple hours later, from us urging for the search to continue, the chick was discovered alive and well snuggled in the dirty clothes basket in the boy's bedroom closet.

 

There's an even chance your chick has found a "nest" somewhere. Keep looking.

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Phew! Thanks so much for your fast responses. The ordeal is over. I moved the brooder to the kitchen and indeed the other chicks peeps got a response from him. He was stuck under the dishwasher, which I had to remove before extricating him with the help of kitchen tongs, a flashlight, a spatula, a shoehorn, and a hockey stick.
Wow, some lessons were learned here today!
post #6 of 8

I'm happy everything turned out for the best and learning new uses for ordinary things is always a bonus!

post #7 of 8

That's another amazing "lost chick" story! You should have taken photos!

 

Congrats on finding your chick!:weee:celebrate:weee

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thank you!
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