Almost lost a roo today

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MariposaMama, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. MariposaMama

    MariposaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Mariposa, CA
    When we first got chicks, we converted our horse shelter to a coop. When something got in and killed two of our three, hubby built a secure coop inside the shelter. The wall of the coop doesn't quite meet the wall of the shelter because of the 3 X 8 connecting the walls of the shelter at the bottom.

    Today, when the DDs got home from school, as usual they ran out to the chicken house first thing. A few minutes later, the 8 YO came running in to tell me that Holley (our NHR roo-let) was stuck behind the wall upside down. I went running out there thinking he was a goner and I was going to retrieve a body for burial. Poor guy was alive but couldn't move at all. I tried to nudge him with a hoe and a rake, but I was afraid I would hurt him. So, somehow I managed to drag the coop away from the wall far enough so that DD could sneak back there and get him.

    He was a little shaky on his feet at first, but seems to be okay. I can't imagine how he got back there in that kind of position, I'm just glad the DD's found him when they did. Guess hubby and I need to brainstorm a way to block that area so it can't happen to anyone else.

    Here's a picture of the coop so you can get some idea of where he was stuck and what I moved.

    Sorry for the novel. [​IMG]
  2. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    Nice coop...Lucky roo-let...Glad he was okay.
  3. cheapcheaps_girl

    cheapcheaps_girl Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 25, 2008
    Villa Grove IL
    [​IMG] lucky little roo

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