Will They Escape?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by calman5565, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. calman5565

    calman5565 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 28, 2012
    Attached are pictures of the enclosure I have my five RIR's, five Brown Leghorns and two Black Giants in. It is between 4 1/2 and 5 feet tall. How long will they be able to stay in this without a cover? They are 1 1/2 weeks old.

    Also by the way, does anyone know if Black Giant hens have spurs? My two chicks have tiny little bumps there.

  2. Dingo

    Dingo Chillin' With My Peeps

    My 4 week old RIR has mastered flying out of the 2' tall brooder this week. It has a top so she can't practice all the time, only when we open it. I think if she had more time to practice she'd be going much higher now. You'll get a few weeks out of it anyway.
  3. TonySorrento

    TonySorrento Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2011
    South Wales, New York
    Not long ... they can fly straight up rather quickly .... I'd say 3 weeks I had an EE fly up to the top of my brooder when I moved the top to change the water ...shocked the heck out of me!

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