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When do they start to fly?

post #1 of 17
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Just wondering.  I have them inside right now, in a plastic tub without a top, and so one of these days I know they'll escape.  Perhaps I should move them to the hutch in the garage before that happens, but climate control there is not as easy.

Proud mama of 4 Rhode Island Red chicks, hatched 4/13.
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Proud mama of 4 Rhode Island Red chicks, hatched 4/13.
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post #2 of 17

Mine started trying to fly at 1 week.  I don't know about successful flying, though.

Wife to DH (30) and Mama to J.D. (cat, 11 yo), Angel(cat, 9 yo), Jasper (cat, 8 yo), Tyson (dog, 5yo), Leo (cat, 4 yo), Aiden (son, 3 yo), Lily (daughter, 1 yo), Dalila (EE, 4 wo), Miliani (EE, 4 wo), Addie (Dominique, 3 wo), Xanthe (Salmon Faverolle, 1 wo), Ballari (delaware, 1 wo), Lacey (andalusian, 1 wo)
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Wife to DH (30) and Mama to J.D. (cat, 11 yo), Angel(cat, 9 yo), Jasper (cat, 8 yo), Tyson (dog, 5yo), Leo (cat, 4 yo), Aiden (son, 3 yo), Lily (daughter, 1 yo), Dalila (EE, 4 wo), Miliani (EE, 4 wo), Addie (Dominique, 3 wo), Xanthe (Salmon Faverolle, 1 wo), Ballari (delaware, 1 wo), Lacey (andalusian, 1 wo)
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post #3 of 17

I'd put a chickenwire top on that tub now. They learn to fly (enough to go over the wall anyhow) very early and *suddenly*, and you don't want to find out when the hard way.

Good luck, have fun,

Pat

post #4 of 17

Put something on the top!! Mine are dive bombing  each other at 2 weeks. Too cute!! D


Edited by Chickenfeet - 4/17/09 at 12:54pm
Chickens are like chocolate, once you start , you never have enough!!!
Do they have a chick- anonymous?
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Chickens are like chocolate, once you start , you never have enough!!!
Do they have a chick- anonymous?
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post #5 of 17

I agree with chickenfeet.  I have four Ninja Orpington chicks who come sailing toward me every time I open the brooder door!

Good luck with your chicks!

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Just Bantams Now ~ Buff Silkies, Golden Neck and Self Blue Belgian d'Uccles, BBS Ameraucanas, Quality EEs

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post #6 of 17
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I found the perfect brooder cover!
http://lh4.ggpht.com/__8uVeme0ZRQ/SekuTiYwufI/AAAAAAAAACI/BL6crSaLwqg/s640/IMG00023.jpg

A lace curtain.  only the finest for my girls!

Proud mama of 4 Rhode Island Red chicks, hatched 4/13.
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Proud mama of 4 Rhode Island Red chicks, hatched 4/13.
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post #7 of 17

When do they learn to fly , you ask??   TOO SOON!!!!  Cover that brooder fast!!!  woot

Every day is a gift, so,  live it well.   Hello, my name is Mary Ann and I am  spendin  my time between my wonderful hubby       , kids , grandkids, greatgranddaughter       pets, and  25 hens, 5 each of RIR,BO,LEGhorn,EE,DOM....and yet undecided number of ROOs    Mary Ann
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Every day is a gift, so,  live it well.   Hello, my name is Mary Ann and I am  spendin  my time between my wonderful hubby       , kids , grandkids, greatgranddaughter       pets, and  25 hens, 5 each of RIR,BO,LEGhorn,EE,DOM....and yet undecided number of ROOs    Mary Ann
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post #8 of 17

I use plastic/nylon window screen. It's cheap. Sometimes I use our screens out of the windows. I don't think dh likes it too much.

You’re never too old to learn something stupid.

Husband, 1 cat,  2 parakeets.

4 frizzle bantam cochin hens

My Artwork

Need to sex your chicks. Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGYP3dUaVrQ&NR=1

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You’re never too old to learn something stupid.

Husband, 1 cat,  2 parakeets.

4 frizzle bantam cochin hens

My Artwork

Need to sex your chicks. Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGYP3dUaVrQ&NR=1

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post #9 of 17

A piece of chicken wire covers well.....  tongue

I have two 4 wk. old biddies that managed to fly up and roost with the big gals tonight and the roosts are about 5 ft. high.  I didn't expect that, but I guess they wanted to sleep next to mama!

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My 1 week old chicks are actually getting air! Enough air to almost get them out of my 18 inch high cardboard box!!!jumpy:celebrate

Has 3 Hens (2 BO, 1 EE)
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Has 3 Hens (2 BO, 1 EE)
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