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I lock my chickens up at night. When I let them out in the morning, one of my buffs, Tiffany, flies from the door to the end of the run (about 8 feet) and smashes into the hardware cloth. She falls to the ground, gets up, and walks away unharmed. I'm worried she'll hurt herself or another chicken. What can I do to stop her from doing this or prevent her from hurting herself or another chicken? I don't want to clip her wings.
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Try to block her or catch her and put her on the ground. She sounds excited to be getting out of the coop.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, bunnies, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

Why can't my days always be Sunnyside up?

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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This morning I opened the tiny door and went to the other end of the run. When I saw Tiffany's head pop out of the door, I was ready When she flew out, she was midair for a few seconds and then crashed into my chest. I grabbed her gently but firmly and put her on the ground. She happily walked off to join her friends and eat some bugs.

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Redesign your pop door exit with a cave of fencing over it so they have to walk down a ramp or jump down.  Or stack a couple of hay bales in front of it so she can't fly out, but has to jump down to go around the bales.

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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Originally Posted by RAsChickens View Post

This morning I opened the tiny door and went to the other end of the run. When I saw Tiffany's head pop out of the door, I was ready When she flew out, she was midair for a few seconds and then crashed into my chest. I grabbed her gently but firmly and put her on the ground. She happily walked off to join her friends and eat some bugs.
Maybe after a few times she will wait for you. Good catch.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, bunnies, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

Why can't my days always be Sunnyside up?

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, bunnies, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

Why can't my days always be Sunnyside up?

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #6 of 9

Mine do that too, but have 30 feet to decelerate before crashing.

Maybe hang a sheet a foot or so off the end of run to buffer her crash?

Just the visual might stop her from crashing.

 

Are these new to you birds?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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I've had them since they were 2 days old, and they are 9 weeks
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I've had them since they were 2 days old, and they are 9 weeks

Oh just babies still....testing out their wing feathers.

Hard to slow em down....hay bale and/or bed sheet hung.

 

Do you have crowding/bullying issues?

Maybe she's in a panic trying to get away from another bird?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by aart View Post

Oh just babies still....testing out their wing feathers.
Hard to slow em down....hay bale and/or bed sheet hung.

Do you have crowding/bullying issues?
Maybe she's in a panic trying to get away from another bird?
Well sometimes her brother Sebastian will push her out but he's usually the last out and she's in the middle
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