How high can baby chicks jump/fly?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nuttyredhead, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    If they can fly at this age?

    I just revamped my coop. Wood all the way around the cage to try to keep from losing another one. It is 17 inches high. They are 4 days old now. Im thinking that by the time they are big enough to fly/jump up the 17 inches they will be too big to fit through the slots! The slots are approx. 1 1/2 inches apart.

    Will this be good? (i will take a pic next time down!)
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    I think it depends on the type. I had baby Serama chicks that could fly that high. If you look real close you can see the baby chick peaking out from under the hen. The roost was about 24 inches high.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2011
  3. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    When all mine were under 4 weeks they didn't really try

    Then at 4 weeks and beyond big flutters

    Last night..2'month old serema..flew all the way up to my second story banister..shocked and scared the crap out of me

    Cause it hit the banister hard and then..dropped to the ground

    But seems all fine
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  4. Chicken_Lover_2010

    Chicken_Lover_2010 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 6, 2010
    Could you put some chicken wire across the top of where the chicks are at that way if they do try to get out they won't be able too?
  5. AnaD

    AnaD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2011
    N. Ca
    My three week old chicks can fly up to three feet high. High enough to perch on their outdoor pen [​IMG]
  6. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Flippin, AR
    My 2 week olds make flying leaps that are well over 2 feet high. Scares the bzegers out of me!!
  7. Bahachick

    Bahachick Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 21, 2010
    12 day old silver laced Wyandottes fly about 1,5' high from a running start [​IMG]
    They think they are eagles.
  8. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    I found one of my 12 day old chicks standing on the floor outside his cardboard box brooder the other day. The sides are nearly 2' tall and the tallest perch inside is maybe 4" off the ground. Time to get the lid on I think!
  9. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

    Mar 18, 2010
    stamford, ct
    I have some sussex chicks in the brooder right now, and they were just a week old when I started finding some of them perched 18 inches up on the side of the brooder - had to pull out the cover.
  10. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    ugh well then it is settled. I will have to put some hardware cloth around the top of it........that will be mondays project.....

    Thanks everyone!!!

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