Are my banty RIR's gifted?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bckyrdchknluvr, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. bckyrdchknluvr

    bckyrdchknluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 now 9 day old bantam RIR's (my pic) and both flew for the first time yesterday. The one stated to feather on her wings at only 1 day old. These are the first chicks that I have gotten at 1 day old. Is this normal, or are mine gifted? LOL.
     
  2. chickenwhat

    chickenwhat Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I don't know if they are gifted ! I'm new too and mine are 7 days old and they fly out of there pen too.[​IMG]
     
  3. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Get used to it. They'll be trouble from now on. It really is amazing how fast they grow. At 8 weeks they have all their feathers and start to look like big kids. Then it seems like you have to wait forever for eggs. You can't win!
     
  4. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2011
    Australia
    my RIR is the smartest in my flock.

    She tricks our golden retriever so she can steal his bone! The bone is twice the size of her! The dog won't dare try and take is back because she's got the upper hand and will attack his head!!

    She also attacks the dogs if they try playing chase with any of the hens, but loves people and will sit on my lap and make sweet little noises! She even let a pokey fingered two year old hold her without complaint.

    She rounds everyone up if an eagle flies over and leads everyone to bed when the sun goes down.
    She also lets out a weird, loud squark when she sees a cat which make's the dogs come running to chase it!!! So she's trained the dogs too!!

    Don't need a rooster for protection with a hen like her [​IMG]

    I think RIR's are gifted birds!
     
  5. bckyrdchknluvr

    bckyrdchknluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol. Thanks so much, looks like I'm going to have a lot of fun with these two. And they are probably not gifted awwwwwwwwwwwww, [​IMG]
     
  6. bckyrdchknluvr

    bckyrdchknluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:BTW, love the story, hopefully mine will put my fat old Lab in order, lol.
     

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