Escaped from brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Thistledown, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. Thistledown

    Thistledown Out Of The 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.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    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.
     
  3. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    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.
     
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  5. Thistledown

    Thistledown Out Of The Brooder

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    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!
     
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  6. weirdlywired

    weirdlywired Out Of The Brooder

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

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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

    Congrats on finding your chick![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  8. Thistledown

    Thistledown Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     

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