HURRY HELP!!! Nearing Dusk Chicks Under House!?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 9ByDesign, May 17, 2011.

  1. 9ByDesign

    9ByDesign Out Of The Brooder

    56
    0
    39
    Jul 31, 2010
    Wesley Chapel, FL
    I can't catch them! They ran under our raised back porch (3 polish chicks- 4wks. old). It's a raised porch with lattice...and hubby is not home to remove lattice so we can try to reach them. What do I do????? I am sure a snake/ cat will get them by morning.
     
  2. chickengal30

    chickengal30 Chillin' With My Peeps

    134
    0
    99
    Mar 13, 2011
    West coast of Florida.
    Can you just rip down some of the lattice (its cheep to replace) so maybe you can get under there.... or can someone small climb under from the other side and scare them out towards you.... hope you manage to get them:fl

    This may sound mean, but it wont hurt them, maybe spray a water hose in a direction so you can grab them as they run from it (if they get wet, make sure there warm and dry before you put em to bed......realy not sure....let us know if you get em......
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2011
  3. 9ByDesign

    9ByDesign Out Of The Brooder

    56
    0
    39
    Jul 31, 2010
    Wesley Chapel, FL
    I was trying to avoid ripping it off. I will if I can't do otherwise. I tried sprinkling food back to their cage/ nest box...to no avail. I was wondering if a light would work?? Or something else I am too fretful to think straight [​IMG]!?
     
  4. Marylizbet

    Marylizbet Out Of The Brooder

    53
    0
    29
    Mar 25, 2011
    Suggestions: 1. Wack em with sticks, on the other side of lattice or anywhere to make them come out.
    2. Get some little kid (a neighbor perhaps?) to crawl under and shoo em out.
    Good Providence! Mary
     
  5. DTRM30

    DTRM30 Chillin' With My Peeps

    464
    4
    121
    May 25, 2009
    What about poking a broom handle through the lattice to chase them - do they run to goodies? Maybe sprinkle something yummy to entice them out ...
    Hope you get them !
     
  6. chickengal30

    chickengal30 Chillin' With My Peeps

    134
    0
    99
    Mar 13, 2011
    West coast of Florida.
    I added some to my first post...take a look, at least your in Fl so its warm.
     
  7. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

    960
    2
    111
    Jan 28, 2011
    Panama City, FL
    I'd pull off the lattice. It's thin and easy to repair/replace. Plus, this will happen again until they get too big.
     
  8. WalkerH

    WalkerH Chillin' With My Peeps

    We usually just hit the lattice with a broom or spray some water under there. I figure it is better then being eaten by a snake.
     
  9. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

    16,455
    1,622
    421
    Sep 1, 2010
    Henryetta
    I saw where you tried treats that was my first idea. I would put a light out as it darkens they should be drawn to the light, the only problem w/ that is if it doesn't work you will have to find another way in the dark. But I can't imagine them not coming to the light.
     
  10. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

    960
    2
    111
    Jan 28, 2011
    Panama City, FL
    " gooo to the liiiiight..."
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by