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What Do I Do If I Have A Bird Stuck In My Chimney?

Date: 15/12/2022
What Do I Do If I Have A Bird Stuck In My Chimney?

Birds love chimneys. They’re warm, and safe and offer a perfect vantage point to spy on unsuspecting humans. Unfortunately, they are also the perfect size for a bird to get stuck. If you’re reading this blog, chances are that you have a bird stuck in your fireplace right now. Read on for tips on what to do if this unfortunate situation happens to you! There are few things more disconcerting than hearing a frantic bird flapping its wings somewhere inside your house. But it happens more often than you might expect – especially as autumn approaches and birds flock together for mating season. Luckily, there are ways to help them get out of your chimney safely and quickly so they can fly away before it gets too cold or dark outside.

 

How can I tell if there is a bird in my chimney?

The most obvious thing to look out for is the bird's sounds. However, this is often easier said than done. A bird flapping around inside your chimney could make a huge racket, but it’s possible that the noise could be drowned out by the sound of your TV, or if you have a wood-burning fireplace, the crackling of the fire. If you’re not sure if you’ve got a bird stuck in your chimney, there are a few other things to keep an eye out for. First, you might notice some droppings around the base of your chimney. This can be a sign that a bird has been trying to get out but has been getting sooty as it tries to escape. It may also be that a bird has been trying to get in and has been getting sooty as it tries to enter your chimney. Next, you might notice a bunch of feathers around the base of your chimney. This could be there because a bird is trying to build a nest inside the chimney.

 

How to get a bird out of your chimney

If you’re sure that you have a bird stuck inside your chimney, it’s time to get it out. The best method for getting a bird out of a chimney, and also for keeping them out in the future, is to install a bird-proof chimney cap. These caps look like miniature hoods and are designed to cover the top of the chimney to create a barrier that birds can’t fly into. Alternatively, if you do not want a cap installed onto the top of your chimney then you will need to call out a professional who will humanely remove the bird from inside the chimney

 

How to stop birds from getting into your chimney

If you’ve got a bird stuck in your chimney, it’s a good idea to nip the problem in the bud and try to prevent it from happening again. You can do this by installing a bird-proof chimney cap. 

 

Conclusion

These are some of the most common ways to deal with a bird stuck in your chimney. However, if none of these solutions works for you, you can always call a wildlife control expert. These professionals are used to dealing with strange and unusual wildlife-related situations. They will be able to assess your specific situation and make suggestions as to how best to deal with it.