Jumping & Flapping & Flying

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Naptown Chicks, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Naptown Chicks

    Naptown Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    So new development in the My Crazy Chicks saga - at least two of them (Gertrude the Great and Phillipa the Proud) can now jump/flap/fly to the top of their waterers/feeders. The pic is of Gertrude - the little box she's after on the wall there is filled with delicious crickets. When Phillipa jumped/flapped/flew in front of me, I had that little box on top of the feeder, and she landed on top of that! I just don't want them to get out of their brooder. Should I just make the walls a bit higher, or am I supposed to clip their wings, or what?
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  2. CluckyBoss

    CluckyBoss Out Of The Brooder

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    Get a lid or make the walls higher. Last year I had one get out of the brooder, and pillfer all around the
    room, ofcoarse pooping everywhere. [​IMG] He was basically on a plate ready to eat for the dogs! Luckily
    I got to the little booger before the dogs... Good luck!
     
  3. Naptown Chicks

    Naptown Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Clucky :)
     
  4. Ourfamilyflock

    Ourfamilyflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We put a mesh screen over our brooder after our 3 week old RIR proved she could fly up and perch easily on the side side of the 2'5" foot walls I had made for the brooder. So we covered it with a mesh screen magnetted to the side of the walls. Still the red launches herself at the screen and bounces off it, so a lid or roof, is a must, especially if you have animals around.
     
  5. Naptown Chicks

    Naptown Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I'm off to Lowe's for something suitable first thing tomorrow. Do you think chicken wire will be okay? I don't want any heads getting stuck.
     

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