escaping chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenbythesea, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. chickenbythesea

    chickenbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Nova Scotia
    ok, so our coop has a sliding window in the door of the coop. We often open it up and stick our heads in to give them treats or pet them. So tonight there was a hornet in the coop feasting on a strawberry. My father (out for a visit) said he'd get the hornet out. So as he's pulling himself back out the window, one of the chicks comes flying up and lands on the ledge... half in and half out of the coop. How hard are they to catch if they get out? They're getting faster in their zipping around the coop... they're starting to sit on the low roost and this almost escape has me worried. It's only a matter of time till one gets out but they're only 2 weeks old. How would I catch it once it's out? I'm looking for any words of wisdom or tested techniques to catch the little suckers.. every day is something new with them. Thanks
  2. LilliansMamaw

    LilliansMamaw Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2011
    Mine don't go very far because they start freaking out once they figure out that that they are by their selves. One of mine jumped out of the tote that was sitting on top of the kitchen table during the nite and when I got up he/she was just pacing around the table trying to figure out how to get back to the others [​IMG]

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