one of my babies is under my shed!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BlueTourmaline, May 15, 2009.

  1. BlueTourmaline

    BlueTourmaline New Egg

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    I have 10 chicks that were born april 18th. It has been really warm so I took them all outside to a new run I had just finished. One of my little guys went under my shed! It is at least 15 feet wide and 20 feet deep. I can't reach him/her. I know he can move and I hear him cheeping some. Does anyone have any ideas on coaxing him out? I am afraid he won't survive the night unless I get to it. Also I am pretty sure he is thirsty hungry by now but now luck with dishes set out. [​IMG]
     
  2. tulie13

    tulie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the food where the chick can see the brightly colored food dish? And the water? I would think it will come out when it's ready if it "knows which way to go". Be ready to put a light on shining onto the food/water if it's not by dark... :eek:
     
  3. farmerjill

    farmerjill Out Of The Brooder

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    Presumably you've tried to retrieve him/her with a stick? I'd put the other chicks near the entrance, so he can hear them cheeping and maybe move toward that. Also, remember that chicks/chickens are pretty much blind in the darkness, so if there's a way you can light up under the shed, I'll bet it will be able to come out better.
     
  4. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ditto that. Is Mom around? She should be able to call it out. If not, try making a "mom" sound..."buck buck buck buck". that might work. Good luck.
     
  5. BlueTourmaline

    BlueTourmaline New Egg

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    Thank you so much!!! I got him out, with the help of my son. I think it was putting the other chicks nearby that drew him out. My son stomped on the inside of the shed too and he came straight to the other chicks! I was getting really worried because I know we have coyotes and cats and dogs around that would love a little chicken snack. He was stuck for over 4 hours but now he is out!!!
     
  6. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    might I suggest you nailing chicken wire to the shed so the chick can't go under it again
     

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