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When do they start to fly?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RIgirl, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. RIgirl

    RIgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wondering. I have them inside right now, in a plastic tub without a top, and so one of these days I know they'll escape. Perhaps I should move them to the hutch in the garage before that happens, but climate control there is not as easy.
     
  2. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine started trying to fly at 1 week. I don't know about successful flying, though.
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I'd put a chickenwire top on that tub now. They learn to fly (enough to go over the wall anyhow) very early and *suddenly*, and you don't want to find out when the hard way.

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  4. Chickenfeet

    Chickenfeet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put something on the top!! Mine are dive bombing each other at 2 weeks. Too cute!! [​IMG]
     
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  5. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with chickenfeet. I have four Ninja Orpington chicks who come sailing toward me every time I open the brooder door!

    Good luck with your chicks!
     
  6. RIgirl

    RIgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I found the perfect brooder cover!
    [​IMG]

    A lace curtain. only the finest for my girls!
     
  7. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    When do they learn to fly , you ask?? TOO SOON!!!! Cover that brooder fast!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    I use plastic/nylon window screen. It's cheap. Sometimes I use our screens out of the windows. I don't think dh likes it too much.
     
  9. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    A piece of chicken wire covers well..... [​IMG]

    I have two 4 wk. old biddies that managed to fly up and roost with the big gals tonight and the roosts are about 5 ft. high. I didn't expect that, but I guess they wanted to sleep next to mama!
     
  10. kittykittykitty

    kittykittykitty Luvin My Chickies

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    My 1 week old chicks are actually getting air! Enough air to almost get them out of my 18 inch high cardboard box!!![​IMG]:celebrate
     

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