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kelly58

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Rescued chucks
« on: July 13, 2014, 08:20:36 pm »
Enlighten me pls !  I have rescued more chucks  :chook: :chook: have put them seperate from my others in an adjacent run with trees. Didnt put them in the shed on arrival this morning, too nice a day but now l am thinking they wont go in their new shed cos they wont know its home ? Will l have to go round the run rounding them up later an put them to bed ?   :innocent:
Yes l know l am a numpty   ::)
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Re: Rescued chucks
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2014, 08:27:40 pm »
am awaiting a description of what happens  :innocent:
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Ina

  • Joined Feb 2012
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Re: Rescued chucks
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014, 08:43:20 pm »
Glad to see I'm not the only one not glued to the football... It's dead quiet out there - just heard a dog bark, but no human sound, car or anything, for the past 40 minutes!  ;D

Sorry - don't know about the chooks, either... ;)

Louise Gaunt

  • Joined May 2011
Re: Rescued chucks
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2014, 09:05:35 pm »
Can you tempt them in with a trail of food Hansel and Gretel style?

marka

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Re: Rescued chucks
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2014, 09:26:37 pm »
Football??  What football?
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kelly58

  • Joined Mar 2013
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Re: Rescued chucks
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2014, 10:33:11 pm »
Just spotted one outside our living room window, must have flown out the 6 ft fenced run, chased it round the front garden into a pile of thistles and nettles, Ouch !
Got about 30 stings on my hands and arms swelling up .
 :roflanim:  gotta catch the rest in the run when the film is over we are watching.
l have a net !  :roflanim:

chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: Rescued chucks
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2014, 12:44:44 pm »
New chickens are supposed to go into the darkened coop first for a few hours (at least) to 'imprint it' on them as a safe place. Then open the pop-hole and let them come out in their own time. They should be coming out into a small run only. It will be several weeks before they can wander further afield.


Guess the stings and swollen arms will be a reminder in the future Kelly.

Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: Rescued chucks
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2014, 02:40:59 pm »
We try and slip them inside just before dark and keep them close to it, rigging up a temporary run withthing like old fireguards and strawberry netting if necessary, for a couple of days.

kelly58

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Re: Rescued chucks
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2014, 07:07:19 pm »
Have rescued chucks for the last 14 yrs so was aware l am suppose to put them in the shed for a while before letting them out :thumbsup: The reason l didnt was because when l went to collect  them they had been in a big dark box since tea time the night before. I wanted them to get some sunshine on their backs. Will just keep putting them to bed at night till they get the idea.
Patience and resolve !  :chook:

 

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