These baby chicks are crazy!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by ncchixlady, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. ncchixlady

    ncchixlady In the Brooder

    Mar 14, 2009
    North Carolina
    We have one week old baby chicks and we are keeping them in a kennel for the time being... good ventilation, wire so the heat lamp doesn't catch anything on fire, easy to clean... good idea! NOT!!! Today, the chicks have disovered that they fit through the slots and the chicks go in and the chicks go out. We chased them for a bit and then worked on a solution. If they don't get their act together, they may become chicken stew instead of egg layers!!!

    Last edited: Mar 16, 2009
  2. TXmom

    TXmom Songster

    Awwwwww...cute fuzzy butts! I don't think they'd make much of a stew yet [​IMG]

    Can you wrap something around the bottom of the kennel? Like cardboard?
  3. ChickenPalace

    ChickenPalace In the Brooder

    Cute kids and story. We bought a galvanized tub that is about 3 3 feet tall. The problem we have each time is they "test" their wings and try to get out. I have to cover it with chicken wire to keep them in. [​IMG]
  4. damselfish

    damselfish Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
    Southwest Missouri
    Cardboard worked for us, just cut to fit and put it around on the inside about 6 or 8 inches tall.

    Try not to to leave any gaps or they will discover their next form of entertainment, which will be kicking their litter out all over the floor.

    Ooh, and we were able to put little roosts across, resting on the bars of the cage. They liked that alot.
  5. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    Yep, cardboard is what I use too around the bottom. Keeps them and the shavings in really well.
  6. catfish

    catfish Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Greenbrier, Arkansas
    Good advice the cardboard, its what we did too.
    They didn't spend long in the house, I moved them to the coop with a heat lamp in it.
  7. Missouri Maiden

    Missouri Maiden Songster

    Feb 4, 2009
    Southwest Missouri
    lol Little escape artists! [​IMG]

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