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You wouldn't believe what spent the night in our brooder last night

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by debid, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    A bat! We found a wayward bat in the garage. It was crawling around under the truck looking pretty sad. We pushed it out the door with a fly swatter and were discussing where to put it when we noticed it had crawled out into the rain for a drink. It got SOAKED. So, we put it on a little wooden platform that was built to raise the chick feeder when they get big enough for that and placed the whole setup under the heat lamp. Batty spent the night like that and late this morning, he'd moved and was hanging by his feet from the platform -- dry and seemingly content. I kept checking and just a few minutes ago, I found that he was flying around in the brooder. So, I opened the lid and let him out. He immediately joined the other bats over the lake dipping for a drink and catching bugs. Go Batty, go!

    So now I have to disinfect the box again but I'm glad to have helped that little bat.
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Little bat will repay you for your kindness by eating the extra bugs around you home.
     
  3. Frannabelle

    Frannabelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cool!!!
     
  4. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good for you! Bats need help sometimes too.
     
  5. Brody's Broodello

    Brody's Broodello Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Debid love the story about DaBat!
     
  6. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love bats, they are such cool creatures. Yay for you for helping! [​IMG]
     
  7. Turner

    Turner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good job.....Bats are not all bad.
     
  8. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    But why was batty under the truck to begin with? Sounds like he was ill and bats are carriers of rabies plus he was in your brooder. If he was well you never would have gotten near him.
     
  10. NinasHideawayFarm

    NinasHideawayFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Very cool, Built Bat houses last year hope get some occupants this year. They fly around the property a lot eating skeeters so would like to give them a nice dry place to live [​IMG]
     

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