Chicks are getting braver and flying! AGGHHH!


Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Mar 25, 2008
Last night before I went to bed, I checked on my chicks. One in particular chick kept looking at me as if to say, "Looky what I can do"! So, I watched them for a while. It wasn't long and that chick was taking flight and ending up on the feeder. She then transferred herself to the side of the box and perched there! This morning at about 5:30, I felt like I needed to go check on the chicks and as soon as I opened the door, who do you think that I saw in the floor pecking up and down the outside of the brooder box?!?! That same little girl who was doing tricks for me last night! Needless to say, we are putting a top on the box today! I had no idea that they could start flying so early! They are 14 days old and getting to big to fast.
I guess it's time to order more, right?!?!
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ozark hen

Living My Dream
12 Years
Apr 4, 2007
Mansfield, MO
You are so right on both counts.. I keep a piece of hardware cloth over my brooder as I learned the hard way,too, that they can fly very early.
You bet...time to order more!!!

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