Covering Brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BR75, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. BR75

    BR75 Out Of The Brooder

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    How soon can chicks begin to fly? Mine are 6 days old and seem to be really excersizing their winds! When should I cover by brooder to ensure they do not fly/get out?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually, now. I used bird netting from Home Depot, meant to keep birds off fruit on bushes or trees; cost was about $6.

    Young chicks can fly a lot better than when they are grown; the weight keeps the older ones down.
     
  3. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cover my Brooder with 1/4" hardware mesh stapled to a wooden frame.

    Not only does this give me a place to put the heat lamp, but it helps keep the birds in too.
     

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