when will chicks fly

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jermoatc, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. jermoatc

    jermoatc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 5 day old chicks are just in a box right now. When will they start to fly so well that i need to put a top on the box?
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Any day now! I would get the lid ready and get it installed before one of them flys out. They grow fast and will be flying high very quickly. [​IMG]
     
  3. jermoatc

    jermoatc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my gosh. OK Thanks i was thinking maybe a couple weeks or something. Glad I asked.
     
  4. jermoatc

    jermoatc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Along those lines too then, when should I supply them with a roosting bar?
     
  5. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh yea, they start flapping around at a few days old and before you know it, they can do a mighty hop and flap their little wings with their newly grown flight feathers, and clear the top of the brooder! A brooder with a top is a definite must!
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Quote:I cut branches from my tree outside the day I brought them home at 2 days old. They will love to climb on branches and will start roosting by time they are 2 weeks old. Some of mine started sleeping on their branches at 2 weeks all night long. At one week, I put in a 2x4 on the small side up for them to roost and they learned very early on how to roost and did so all thru out their brood time. They loved playing on the branches and wood, giving them something to play on.

    At first put a branch in that is about 1 inch off the floor. Then a week or so later, raise it up about 2 inches off the floor. They will love you for it! [​IMG]
     
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    catsew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine is 2 weeks and 2 days and flew out yesterday. I'm so glad I went to check on him before bed. My other chicks must be stupid or smart and/or lazy cuz I didn't put a top on them until maybe 2 weeks ago and they never tried to fly out. I'm sure it was luck more than anything else.
     
  8. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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    Ours were starting to fly in 5 days, were pretty good at it in 7 days, and are now experts at 16 days. They get over an 18 inch tall brooder wall in no time at all, and with almost no effort. XD
     

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