flying at less than 2 weeks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 4urbanchicks, May 21, 2010.

  1. 4urbanchicks

    4urbanchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    our 3 pullets are already flying to the top of the brooder! I thought they were not supposed to be able to do that until they were 4 weeks or so? We added a wire lid to our plastic brooder, and now I am glad we did! When I am cleaning out the brooder, they sometimes fly to the top of the box and perch there, and I have to quick grab them before they end up running away into no mans land in our garage!
     
  2. hot_house_chicken

    hot_house_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Winnie, Tx (Far S.E. Tx)
    what breed are they ?
     
  3. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 EAster Eggers and 3 could fly at 2 1/2 weeks.
     
  4. sandiatonimarie

    sandiatonimarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have nine wyandottes and they were all flying at 2 and 3 weeks old. I was shocked when one flew straight up and out of the brooder while I was cleaning it when they were about 2 weeks old. Fortunately, the chick was so surprised to find herself out of the brooder, i was able to grab her and put her back but yeah, they definitely can fly at that age.

    Mine are about 13 weeks old now and they are still flying a little but it seems like as they get older and heavier they aren't as good at flying. I havent clipped their wings and don't plan to. So mine can fly up into a tree or something that was about 5 or 6 feet off the ground with no problem.
     
  5. 4urbanchicks

    4urbanchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:barred rock, ameraucana and welsummer. the barred rock and welsummer have been the flyers so far!
     
  6. Littletonchicks

    Littletonchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine are just two weeks and they are doing the same thing. I open the lid and they all fly out! I have amberlinks, golden comets and rhode island reds.
     
  7. fratermus

    fratermus Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are about 10 days old and have started flapping-assisted-jumping to the top of the brooder. We fashioned a lid out of chicken wire from the chicken ark project. They can bounce off it if they want. :)

    They also love to perch on our hands now. Will try adding a perch to the brooder if I can figure out the logistics.
     
  8. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Aren't baby chickens just the MOST amazing little critters? They learn so fast! I just adore them![​IMG]
     
  9. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    My 2 wk old buff orpingtons pullets and silver laced wyandott roos can fly about 3 ft. I guess thats what I get for letting them play in the yard; strength and agility! I just love watching them...
     
  10. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband was shocked on day when he was working from home....heard despirate peeping....ran in to check the then 8 day old australorp chicks and one of them had flapped up and out of the 28 inch high brooder. The wire top went on that night.
     

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