Keeping chicks in their box?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SilkiesInSuburb, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. SilkiesInSuburb

    SilkiesInSuburb Songster

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    Hello. I've recently had issues with my chicks flying to edge of their box, and today i came home to all of them out and poop all over my floor. This is the tallest box I have so I can't get a bigger one. Anyone know how to keep the chicks in the boxes?
     
  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Crowing

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    I use old window screens over the top of my brooder.

    But you could get hardware cloth, chicken wire, or some deer fencing.

    Not knowing how big your brooder is a beach towel with clothes pins.
     
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  3. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Crowing

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    This Might help, been there done that, lost one of the chicks for hours.
     
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  4. SilkiesInSuburb

    SilkiesInSuburb Songster

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    Thank you guys! We're using the beach towel with pins right now until my mom can get some chicken wire.
     
  5. drewsk

    drewsk In the Brooder

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    I've just popped 2 window screens out - temporarily until the chicks are out in their coop - up in MN we won't have the windows open for 2 more months anyway...
     
  6. llombardo

    llombardo Crowing

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    I'm having the same problem. Someone suggested poultry netting. I checked of out and I didn't feel safe, but the screen idea is great.

    They are in a small bathroom. I noticed poop on the edge of the toilet and thought one of the ducks had flying poop, well it turned out the one chick jumps from the edge of the box to the toilet. Did it right in front of me and just sat there watching me.
     

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