- May 28, 2020
Hello! We have 5 4wo chicks and they are antsy in their brooder. I've been taking them outside a few times a day but it's a little chilly and rainy here so just short excursions. I set up an over 2 ft walled cardboard box for them to run around in but they can fly up a LOT higher than that already (except for the poor silkie, so they all fly out and she stays in yelling.) They're just constantly yelling to get out and I feel bad (except they do sleep well!) They have roosts, a little mirror, constantly clean/dry bedding, grit and some crushed dried corn to scratch for. I put grass/dust/dirt in for them to play in. At this point not sure what to do because I don't want to buy a bigger brooder just to have them leave in 2 weeks. One just flew on top of my computer as I'm writing this. I'd love any tips!