Hi I have never used a fireplace and never needed one but an old house I
bought has one in it. I have not moved into it yet and are updating it
here and there.
I was working on removing some wood paneling this afternoon and I heard some
bird sounds. It seemed to come from the inside? I ignored it and then I
heard it again, and from the direction of the fireplace. I walked over to
the fireplace and I saw two birds, one was standing at the bottom of the
fireplace and one was laying at a corner - dead.
I opened the doors and windows and went to get the live one, he freaked and
started to fly around and I lead her to the doors and he flew out. I then
took the dead one and disposed of it. Then I heard more bird songs. I
stucked my head and looked up the chimney and it's dark. Could the birds be
coming from the chimney? Isn't it supposed to be closed? I think there are
more birds up there but can't find their way out and they won't come down
until they are exhausted or near dead.
What should I do to free them? or should I assume that if they can find
their way in they should be able to find their way out? That dead bird
obviously did not.