Two week old Barred Rock trying to fly out of brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken Little-er, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Chicken Little-er

    Chicken Little-er Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my two BR chicks keeps trying to fly up and out of the brooder (a 100 gal stock tank). Is this normal at 2 weeks? The BR's are a few days older than the other chicks (BO's, Light Brahma and Araucanas) but SO much bigger. They have black legs - pullets? (I hope). Thanks!
     
  2. Kathi D

    Kathi D Out Of The Brooder

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    Totally normal, in my (limited!) experience. This is my second time brooding chicks, and I learned from the first time to put a wire top on the brooder this time!
     
  3. Ann2178

    Ann2178 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Rirs did the same thing, and I had to close the lid on my brooder. Have fun with your girls!
     
  4. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

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    Quote:I also had to do this with all my chicks it is normal
     
  5. teeville5

    teeville5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have been doing it since around that time, too. I don't mind and do not have anything over their brooder. I think it's kind of cute when I go down there and three of them fly up to watch what I'm doing and get attention. [​IMG]
     
  6. Jake1297

    Jake1297 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine fly up too. They don't fly out of the brooder, just to the top of the sides and there they will roost. I only cover them with a chicken wire cover when I leave the house and the dogs are inside.
     
  7. dweej

    dweej Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine have been doing that since about 2 weeks, too! That's when we stopped using the dog bath/horse waterer as a brooder and switched to a baby play yard so that they'd have higher sides. They also have a bunch of "toys" that we've added (different roosts and ramps at different heights) to kinda keep 'em busy, but I'll still find them roosting on the top of the feeder and stuff. They crack me up! [​IMG]
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Life in the stock tank is getting BORING![​IMG]
     
  9. ossiander

    ossiander Out Of The Brooder

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    My problem with that is they are tipping the water over and getting everything wet.
     
  10. homesteadinmama

    homesteadinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you are still using the chick waterer, might be time to use a bigger one that isn't top heavy like the quart jar ones. [​IMG]
     

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