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Sneaking little things

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by laseterlass, May 23, 2011.

  1. laseterlass

    laseterlass Songster

    May 13, 2011
    Anchorage Alaska
    The one week old chicks are in my sunny office. I heard a commotion and peeked in to see what was up. They all just stood there in thier bucket very inoccent indeed. I left the room and it started again. I waited for a few seconds and snuck in this time and caught them doing what resembled dodo bird take offs and landings. When they caught me watching they all became very still and innocent again. I am going to have to consider the enclosure in the garage sooner than I thought. [​IMG]

  2. crazyhen

    crazyhen Crowing

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    Teeheee... [​IMG] Just wait till they look at you all sweet and climb up your arm and you are sooo thrilled ,then when you start to leave you realize you are slicked with chicken poo. [​IMG] Gloria jean
  3. ChicksterJo

    ChicksterJo Songster

    Feb 19, 2011
    Grounded on Earth
    Wait for the "craziness stage" to set in. Once they are around 2 weeks old, it starts and you never know when (or if) it'll end!! They'll be flying around their brooder and jumping on top of each other...[​IMG]
  4. srfjeld

    srfjeld Chirping

    May 13, 2011
    yeah... I don't like that flying around business. Whenever I lift the lid on my brooder a couple of my chicks eye the ledge of the brooder as if they want to try to fly up there. My fear is that I have to have the brooder up on stools so my dog won't jump on it so it's up much higher than most brooders and I'm afraid that one will "try" to fly up and out and not realize how high off the ground she is... and then be fair game for my dog. It's getting to be about that time where anytime I want to lift the lid, I'm gonna have to put my dog up. And they are only 1 and 3 weeks old. I'm gonna have gray hair soon! [​IMG]
  5. Anianna

    Anianna Songster

    Feb 28, 2010
    N/E of Richmond, VA
    Mine are in a big round tub and have been able to get out with some effort for the last week or two (the outward sloping edge of the tub does make it difficult for them). Every now and then, one gets out and sits there on the edge of the tub before just hopping right back in. One managed to get out past the tub altogether and all it took was the dog peeking in to encourage the little bugger to climb back up and hop back in! They want to get up high and get out and explore, but the brooder is still "home" and provides them security, so they generally go back on their own in my experience.

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