Help, Silkie in hiding! "got it!"

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cheryl, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    !"My newest addition, who really hasn't taken two steps while outside decided to finally move about today....she walked under my porch and won't come out!!! There is a 6" clearance, so crawling underneath isn't an option. She doesn't seem to understand the idea of treats yet...will she come out on her own? We have about 3 1/2 more hours of light left and the idea of leaving her for the night is horrible. We get skunks who like to check things out at night!
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2008
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    a couple of fish nets on poles?
  3. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    She is 12 feet back in a corner...and the dh headed to maine this morning with the fishing gear! Not that I even have a 12' pole!
  4. Meesh

    Meesh Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Rocky Mountains
    Could a neighborhood kid help? Maybe Animal Control would be willing to help you? Maybe put a heatlamp and some familiar objects (waterer/feeder) just under the porch where you can reach her?
  5. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Oh, I wish I could help, but I'm about as available as your DH- I'm in Maine too. I'm small for my age; I might be able to wriggle and get her. The kid idea is a good one.

    Will she come out on her own? Hopefully, when it gets a little darker and everyone goes to roost. If she's young she might not do this- how old is she?

    Keep us updated! Good vibes coming your way! [​IMG]
  6. lilchick

    lilchick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    Maybe putting another chicken in a cage and setting it right beside the opening where she went under porch..and food and water beside cage for her to get.... hope you get her rescued before dark....lilchick
  7. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    Found a 12' piece of trim (for my ds room) in the garage and nudged her out of a hole I dug out of the far corner then ds grabbed her...she is back inside until I get to Home Depot for some of that green plastic fencing!!!
  8. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007

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