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

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

  1. LittleChocobo

    LittleChocobo Chirping

    May 31, 2010
    Hillsboro, Oregon

    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 In the Brooder

    Jun 12, 2010
    Bailey, Colorado
    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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