Apparently nobody told my chicks that they can't...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LittleChocobo, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. LittleChocobo

    LittleChocobo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fly.

    For silkies, they're pretty good at flying. In particular, the black/lav split has taken to escaping. While sitting on my lap, s/he suddenly looked around, peeped loudly once or twice, and then took off fluttering madly for the floor. That was two days ago. Today I came back from work to discover that only four out of five chicks were in the brooder. (We have cats so I was very concerned, though the door was still closed.) I found the chick peeping desperately on the floor behind a trash can, and quite a bit of poop on the ground.

    In order to get out, the chick would've had to jump about a foot and a half vertically and then down the same distance down to the table, then three feet down to the floor. S/he didn't seem to be hurt though, so that's good news..
     
  2. ChickenFan451

    ChickenFan451 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, mine came home last week and already I am concerned about the flight patterns LOL. These little guys are escape artists. What a hoot. [​IMG]
     

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