Crazy jumping chickens!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CANDLE98, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my 5 week old chickens in my garage in a pen that is about 2.5 ft tall. Well They have figured out that if you jump on top of the feeder, they can jump on the side of the pen! So now they are roosting on the top! I am thinking if they can take the temperature out there they are probably ready for the coop! crazy chickens!
     
  2. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    they are probably not quiet ready with this winter being so cold. It is one thing to jump around and cool off when you have a place to warm up when you need it. Maybe put some netting on the top for the meantime.
     
  3. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All we ended up doing was putting a ramp back up to the box so if they fall off they can get back in!
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yep, my chicks were just a couple of weeks old when they decided that they much preferred to roost on the 2 ft. high draft guard rather than in their brooder:

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  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    Quote:great idea!
     

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