loose chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ga_goat, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. ga_goat

    ga_goat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that no one else has had a chick get loose , but at 64 I just couldn't
    move fast enough to catch them very well . Sometimes what should have been a
    short simple job turned into hours . I went to our 'local' flea market and saw a minnow net with a telescoping handel (5 ft ) and this has made the job easy again ,
    now if I could just see them that far away .
     
  2. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep thinking I might need one of these nets. My little ones get under a small fig tree and the rest of my "jungle" and just refuse to come out.

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    Luckily, I have a little 12 pound poodle who thinks that making chicks fly is the best thing ever. That's why he's never alone with the chicks. I have him trained enough that he doesn't do too much chasing, but occasionally when I just can't get that last chick to come into the coop, I'll say, "Bo, get 'em" and he'll gladly plunge into the garden to chase out the last lingering one. With a poodle on her heels, they gladly fly back into the coop.
     
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  3. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    We loose chicks that escape, they are too small and too well camouflaged. I don't bother anymore. All chicks under 6 weeks are in the house. For larger chickens, we use a fishing landing net, but that's only when I can't corral them around their run or the barn to get back in.
     
  4. CrochetnCricket

    CrochetnCricket New Egg

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    I had two six-week old chicks escape today (there was a hole in their run, and we didn't notice until the first one was out. The second one escaped while we chased the first one.) We live on 40 acres, and I have NO idea where these birds have gone now. With everything being brown, it's like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Will the girls come home on their own?
     
  5. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    I lure them out with treats [​IMG]
     
  6. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Scratch is the best chicken-catcher I've ever used. [​IMG]
     
  7. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    oh yes how they do love the scratch corn.
    Mine also love the craneraisons and live crickets.

    Figure out what their favorite treat is and keep some handy to lure out the stubborn ones.
     

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