You guys aren't going to believe this!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wren, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. wren

    wren Songster

    May 27, 2007
    St Augustine, FL
    Because I saw it and I'm still shaking my head.

    I went outside to do the chick chores and as I approached the shed I noticed that the guineas were quiet. I thought, "How strange" and went into the shed. I looked around to see what was going on and I saw an apparently lifeless guinea stuck UPSIDE-DOWN in the feeding trough! I thought, "What the-" bent down and poked the bird with a finger and said "Are you okay?" It responded by opening it's eyes and kicking furiously! I pulled the poor baby out (he was really wedged in there) and turned him upright. He shook his head then ran back to the group.

    Has anyone else had birds get stuck? [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. chicks rule

    chicks rule Songster

    Apr 10, 2007
    SW MO
    OMG, Wren how sad for the poor little guinea. I am so glad you found it before it was too late. I am a little surprised that the guineas didn't make a rucus when it got stuck. I hope it pulls through okay.
    I just got three little white guinea keets today, they are so adorable, right now anyway. Can't wait to see what they look like as they grow.
  3. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Songster

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    [​IMG] I'm sorry to laugh... but I could just picture the site of you turning him upright and running off... I do hope it will be okay... I though guineas were supposed to be noisy and make a rucus like chicken rule said when something was wrong... hmmm intersting.
  4. Wow, that's incredible. Hard to imagine how it got into that predicament. Glad he's okay.

    i had a weird thing that happened the other day with one of my chicks. i had two wire mesh chairs in the run so my husband and i could sit and talk to the chickens. The seat and back were a diamond mesh design, fairly small holes. When we're not in there, the chickens would hop up.

    The other day i go out to check on everyone, and hear screaming as soon as i get near. i look in to see my favorite little girl hanging over the front of the chair upside down. Apparently her toe got caught in one of the holes and she was flipped over, just hanging there.

    i quickly grabbed her and dislodged the toe, then sat down and gave her a thorough exam. She seemed fine. i have no idea how long she was like that, whether it just happened or if she had been hanging there for a while.

    Needless to say, those chairs came out pronto!
  5. ashbourn

    ashbourn Hatching

    Aug 8, 2007
    There is a window on the coop that opens out into the run, there is wire in the window frame inside to keep critters out when the window is open, and I keep the window open with a stick. Well my one small Barred Rock hen, real small looks like it is less then a month old and she is 2 years now, well she used to go on the window sill to escape the larger Blues, she one day knocked the stick out and the window closed with her between the screen and the window. Now most birds would have been pinned very tight but she was just able to fit and could move around a little. I found her later and was happier to be in there then with the big birds. She got her own cage a few months ago because she was picked on so much by the larger birds.
  6. ella

    ella Songster

    [​IMG] I swear birds can get into the strangest problems!

    I has a hen stick her head into the corner of a milk crate into a 2x2" hole (plenty of room to get out) and stand up, thereby cutting off her oxygen supply. Her wattles and comb were blue by the time I got her out but she recovered just fine, that was 2 years ago and she's doing great. [​IMG]
  7. lexustami

    lexustami Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    St. Clairsville, OH
    One of our guineas got into the garbage can yesterday and had fly tape wrapped around her.

    I had one get her toe stuck in a tiny crack on a wire cage and was hanging upside down over the front of the cage when I found her. She was OK but I had to wonder how long she had been like that.

    Weird things happen especially to animals that are so curious!

    Take care,

  8. wren

    wren Songster

    May 27, 2007
    St Augustine, FL
    Fly tape stuck around her OH NO! What a mess.

    I didn't think that diamond mesh was dangerous!

    Milk crates! I wouldn't have guessed that in a million years.

    Thank God we check on our babies!
  9. davecash

    davecash Songster

    Jul 22, 2007
  10. wren

    wren Songster

    May 27, 2007
    St Augustine, FL
    Yeah, I can't explain why they were quiet. The only thing that I can think of that comes anywhere close to comparing is when one animal in a herd/pack is near death and the others gather and silently stand guard. I guess until you experience it you cant believe it.

    The guinea is fine!

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