Help! Chicks jumping out of the brooder!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DairyChickenGal, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. DairyChickenGal

    DairyChickenGal Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 21, 2014
    I have 4 Rhode Island Red chicks and they are only 2 weeks old and already they are flying out of the brooder. The brooder is a pretty good size and they have plenty of space to run around.
    Thank you!!
    Dairy Chicken Gal
  2. Well, that's what chicks do. You can "put a lid on it" of whatever you have available. Or get a different/bigger brooder. They will gain elevation in the next few weeks. And they love to flap those wings.

    Here is a small brooder that keeps em in. Just an idea. It worked well for me.
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    x2, you need a lid. An old window screen or some chicken wire or hardware clothe would keep them contained. They aren't fancy or pretty, but they'll do their job and most people have one thing or another just lying around.
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