Molting and Flying

SilkieMomPoof

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Hey guys, me again! So now I was wondering when my baby bobwhites would start molting and flying? It has been a full week since most of them have hatched, and I have noticed little feathers on their ever growing wings. Man those babies grow fast! Already their wings are so much bigger in comparison to their bodies. So I was just wondering if they were going to start flying tonight or anything.
 

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Get the lid of your brooder ready as at one week old, they can hop pretty good and just might hop right out of your brooder! By 2 weeks, they are starting to practice a lot of flapping will begin to start some flying. At 3 weeks, they can fly fairly well.

Keep in mind that Bobwhites are not mature until 6 months old. You may not see eggs til next spring. You will not be able to sex them until 12 weeks old.

Enjoy!
 

SilkieMomPoof

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okay thanks! My brooder has pretty high walls, and I have a lid ready, so thanks for the info! Now I know when to be expecting flyers. thanks again!
 

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