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Escape Artists!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by oherin, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. oherin

    oherin Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 25, 2010
    Asheville, NC
    My chicks are pecking away at their cardboard brooder. I have 8 EE - around 3 wks old. The walls are reinforced, so I am not worried about them getting out. However, is this normal; are they bored? I think they are ok space wise - 2.5 ft per bird.
  2. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2011
    Crossville, Tennessee
    Bored, hot, overcrowded or just pesky. lol Ours started flying out and running around the house so I had to clip their wings. Maybe give them some toys or more room?
  3. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Mine are in a wire dog crate on top of another 3ft tall crate and jump out the second I open the door. I think they just get bored.
  4. oherin

    oherin Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 25, 2010
    Asheville, NC
    I expanded the brooder by attaching another box. I also turned down the heat. They seem happier with the added room - more scratching around, dust bathing, chest bumping (cockrel anyone?). However, the wall pecking is still going on.

    Hopefully, their coop will be completed this week and I will place the brooder (with heat) in there.
  5. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
    They are just being like all babies...curious testing their boundaries. Probably looking for u to get some petting and treats too. [​IMG]

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