Bird in my FIREPLACE!

on Jan 06, 2016 @ 04:45 pm

Help! HAd my himney replaced and the man told me he put a grate on top, so animals cannot get inside the chimney.....clearly he did not. It's in the fireplace, what can I do?!!!!!!!!!!!!

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. on Jan 06, 2016 @ 05:04 pm

I had a Turkey come down my chimney. We had to catch it with a net!

Bird in the fireplace on Jan 06, 2016 @ 05:51 pm

This happened to me and the bird came down the chimney and was chased around the house by the cat,there was feathers everywhere and bird poop all over my living room curtains

. on Jan 06, 2016 @ 07:51 pm

Open a window and try and herd it towards it with wide arms! Or get it to perch on a swiffer and put it out of the window!

. on Jan 07, 2016 @ 08:32 am

Sounds like an adventure! Always good to have a story to tell.

BIRD IN MY FIREPLACE! on Jan 07, 2016 @ 11:29 am

I know exactly how you feel. I have had birds and also a bat come done mine. They were actually flying around my kitchen. While my hubby hid in the bathroom lol I opened my kitchen front door. I gently took a broom to help sway them to the door. It took a while but they did fly out okay. Good Luck.

Chrissy on Jan 07, 2016 @ 04:07 pm

That's the best way to do it as it stresses the animal out less! Plus with bats you have to be careful not to get bitten they are big rabies carriers!

. on Jan 07, 2016 @ 04:12 pm

Well, I'd heard him scratching and chirping in the chimney just above the fireplace so I opened the flue and saw an entire nest in there. So I put a box underneath the chimney and opened the flue all the way and caught everything in the box. There were 2 live birds and a couple dead ones. One of the surviving ones died, but the other rallied in a few hours and started chirping again, so we took him outside and he flew away.
The thing that makes me angry, is I just had the chimney replaced this past summer and I specially asked the man doing it if he put a grate on top to make sure no animals could fall in. He assured me he did......obviously not.

. on Jan 07, 2016 @ 04:19 pm

I'd make a complaint to the company, specifically stating that this resulted in dead birds. If those birds were rare they'd be in real trouble! I'm so sorry you had to experience this Kristine! :(

. on Jan 07, 2016 @ 04:33 pm

I have complained and they were like 'oh. That chimney doesn't come with one. We will have to ask that specific contractor if he put one on and if you adked

<3 on Jan 08, 2016 @ 09:34 am

yikes, terrifying situation....:(

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