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Why won't they fly

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Gracie_Chickie, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. Gracie_Chickie

    Gracie_Chickie In the Brooder

    Sep 22, 2007
    My 4 week old RIR won't fly not even the rooster I have 8 more that will fly..well try their best to fly and play around When ever I hold others they jump out and try to fly a little which is not to bad but when I hold a RIR chick they either just jump out and no even spread their wings or just stand there and tremble until I put my hand down why won't they even try
  2. joshchickens

    joshchickens In the Brooder

    Sep 29, 2007
    check there wings, make sure there not broken or dissformed. If its not that than just give them time they will eventually get it down! dont worry
  3. kelly

    kelly Songster

    Aug 15, 2007
    My 1 lonely RIR chick out of my hatch is only 12 days old and it does its darnest to try and fly. I think its so cute to watch.


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