When will hey fly up to roost?

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

  1. Stoney22

    Stoney22 Chirping

    Jun 7, 2011
    new hampshire
    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 Songster

    Apr 10, 2011
    Upstate New York
    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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