I can fly :)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by debakadeb, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are probably a little over 2 wks old -- we got them from TSC 2 weeks ago. I noticed about a week ago that they are trying out their wings..not going very high or very far. Tonight when I lifted the lid off the brooder tote, one of my black sex link's decided she really needed to perch on the edge of the tote. Fortunately, she is one that doesn't mind being picked up so when I put her back down, she just went to another perch (momentarily)...ahhh...I believe the fun has begun. [​IMG]

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  2. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's funny! I can't believe how fast they grow and what they are able to do at such a young age!

    Mine are 19 days old and, today, one flew up and perched on the door to the brooder which is at about 30" tall!!! She really surprised both my daughter and me!

    They are so entertaining to watch!

    Lisa
     
  3. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    enjoy your flying chickies.i bet youll have some fly out your brooder everytime you work with them.
     
  4. coltsrox

    coltsrox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh my goodness my 4week old pullet panicked when the roo wasn't with her so she flew about 4-5feet out of the hutch! i was so schocked! she was on the edge i was like no more leaving the lid open!
     
  5. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm betting at least one will fly out every time [​IMG] I'm glad there are 2 doors separating them from the kitty cats! I also hope my DH gets the coop built quickly. For those of you that have been chick mom's for a while, are they easy enough to catch if they aren't pleased when you pick them up? The one that flew up today has been one that began to climb in my hand and perch on me several days ago -- the rest just scatter when my hand goes into the brooder.
     
  6. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

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    Axton, VA
    BETTER GET READY FOR A LOT MORE THAN FLYING!!!!!!!!!!!!WHEW! [​IMG]
     
  7. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    How long until I should worry about putting a top on the brooder? My chicks are less than a week old, and are already getting wing feathers and starting to flap them.
     
  8. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd put it on today!
     

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