My chicks are 3 1/2 weeks old. Most of them don't stay in the brooder all day anymore, preferring instead to run around on the screened porch. The porch is an absoute mess at this point. May have to buy DH a larger powerwasher by the time it's all said and done. Anyhow, all the chicks have learned to come running when I walk out on the porch, some even jumping out of the brooder to do it. That's not the problem. I expected they would come to recognize the bringer of treats. It's the speckled sussex chicks, two of em. I just went out there and both of the SS flew, I mean FLEW from the edge of the brooder and landed right at my feet! They are not supposed to fly at their age and certainly not with such accuracy. Are all speckled sussex such accomplished flyers? This may be a problem when they move out to the coop. I can't have them flying into the yard and into the mouths of our two german shepherds.