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one of my chicks managed to get tangled up in bird netting while

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by peacebird, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. peacebird

    peacebird Songster

    Apr 12, 2007
    trying to sneak under the chicken wire at the edge of the run.... [​IMG]

    Got home from work early (thank goodness!) to let them out and only three babies strolled out with the flock... hmmmmm... loud disturbed cries from over in the corner helped me find him... Little Houdini apparently thought he'ld go free ranging by himself! [​IMG]

    Fortunately we were able to snip the netting off him and it appears he has not suffered any injury...! I put his beak in the water for a quick drink, then he ran out to join the others in the yard. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2007
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Whew! What a greate save...glad he is ok!
  3. peacebird

    peacebird Songster

    Apr 12, 2007
    This morning "Houdini" hopped out of the coop along with his siblings and appears fine, it's a bit cool so he's sticking close to momma. The chicks all snuggled under her wings immediately after breakfast.

    I say "he" but heaven only knows at this point - three weeks old, *I* sure can't tell them apart.... [​IMG]
  4. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Galesburg, IL.
    Isn't that just the worst feeling in the world when one of them get stuck? That happened to me as well except the other chickens were trying to permanently shut her up. Great save. I'm glad the baby is ok.

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