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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by The Lazy L, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Songster

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    And how they got up there I have no idea. About 2 feet from the floor and 2 weeks ? old.


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    At about a month old ?

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  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    I’ve seen two week old chicks fly 3 feet horizontally and two feet vertically up. They were on top of my nesting boxes and Mama told them to come on up to join her on the roost for the night. It was obvious watching them that they could have gone a lot further if she told them to. A lot of what they do is about motivation. A broody seems to be able to motivate them. Jut the desire to perch may be enough motivation for some.
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    Double post. Sorry.
     
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