**How old are chicks when they can fly?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by noodleroo, May 15, 2010.

  1. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    How old are chicks when they can fly? I'm talking like over the fence or into a tree kind of fly. I've raised guineas but I don't remember when they first started flying either.
     
  2. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    my 6 weeks olds can fly over the 4 foot fence. Good enough feathers, big enough wings, not too much heft.
     
  3. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    Thats what I would have guessed. They'll live in the chicken tractor unless I'm in the yard with them. I really don't want to clip their wings; what do y'all do?
     

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