When will hey fly up to roost?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Stoney22, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. Stoney22

    Stoney22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    jeeze its aggravatin me at this point, eac night i go out and put my four hens up, to are about 5 weeks old and the otheres are aproaching somewhere id say of about 10 weeks. i think the 2 10 week old NH Reds should be flying up, what do you all think and if not when will they?
     
  2. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine went up to theirs almost right away (5-6 weeks) and it's four feet off the ground. That said, not all the breeds did. The Light Brahmas (who are not so light, weight-wise) still roost below, and regularly get droppings on their lovely white feathers from the "lighter" hens roosting above them...

    I have heard posters here speak of hens that didn't roost until they were almost ready to lay.
     

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