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Normal or precocious chick flying?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MrsN, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. MrsN

    MrsN New Egg

    Aug 10, 2014
    Is it normal for almost 2-week-old chicks to be able to fly up 2+feet? I was changing the bedding and I keep them in pop-up hamper during cleaning. Next thing I know, I hear loud peeping and one is perched on the top! Luckily, it had a lid, as does the brooder, but I'm curious if I missed something about this being a "normal" chick capability.
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    My chicks are often bouncing around and flying by 2-3 weeks, so your chick isn't exactly precocious. It is amazing, how such tiny little creatures can fly and jump so high!
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2014

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