Just had a huge scare!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by latb611, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. latb611

    latb611 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 28, 2014
    My dog has been super curious about the chicks but I am afraid of her trying to eat them. She has tried to get my neighbors chickens before. Well today when I got home I found that she had gotten out was at the cage had knocked over and broken the heat lamp and almost caught a chair on fire. I had to rush to the store to get another lamp. Thank god my new babies are ok. Needless to say my dog is going outside.
  2. rooster buyer

    rooster buyer Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 19, 2014
    My dog always barks at them in the coop but when i let them out they usally ride around on her back lol.
  3. SusanPC

    SusanPC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2014
    Southwest Florida
    Good thing you caught the heat lamp before a fire started. Every year I hear of house fires from heat lamps. It scares me as I have my heat lamp hanging in my house all day while I'm at work. I came home from work to a different scare the other day. I have been using the standard small plastic waterer with plastic water bottle. I hadn't been filling it completely up because I'm changing so often and had it set up on a board. When I came home the water dish had been knocked over and emptied into the bedding. Luckily the bedding around the waterer soaked up the water, and it must have happened a short while before I came home, because when I immediately filled and put back in, they weren't interested in drinking. Luckily, I had been home for lunch and checked on everything too. Now I use heavy glass bottles on the water and feed dish to weight them down. They have been running and "flying" from end to end of the brooder, so I am assuming that is how the bottle got knocked over. I've even had a chick get stuck between the wall of the brooder and the water dish. As a newbie, I am learning a lot and how easily things can happen.

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