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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Packie, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Packie

    Packie In the Brooder

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    Hey everyone,
    I am nearly done my silkie coop which is off the ground by 3ft what I'm worried about is when the chicks hatch if the chicks fall 3ft would it be safe ?
    Thank you guys :),

    Packie..
     

  2. RonC

    RonC Songster

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    They will start trying to fly at about a week old. Make sure the brooder is escape proof and you won't have to worry.
     
  3. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Songster

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    I would put in a ramp of some sort for them to get in and out of the coop. Even as hen that is a big fall. Ours is only about 18 inches off the ground and we place a small porch and a step for them to get in and out easily.
     

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