Flying baby chicks!! What to do...


7 Years
Oct 18, 2012
Porter, tx
My baby chicks are 3 weeks old and flying out of top of brooder and tub. I don't want to cover it because of lamp. Which brings up question
How soon is too soon to clip wings
How long do I need to keep lamp on them?

Blessings to all & thanks in advance for advice!
You need a larger, deeper brooder. Chicks are usually on the heat lamp until 6ish weeks, it just depends on how well they feather and what the temps are outside. I brood in a galvanized steel livestock trough and cover the top with expanded metal, and the heat lamp is outside that. You should be able to use a wire screen for the chicks and be fine, but is still sounds to me like they need more space.

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