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Are there any breeds that could be kept in a 6 foot fence enclosure? I know leghorns fly, are most breeds of chickens able to clear 6 feet?

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Are there any breeds that could be kept in a 6 foot fence enclosure? I know leghorns fly, are most breeds of chickens able to clear 6 feet?


Silkies and other silkied breeds.  This type of feathering prevents flight. 

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Thanks

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Are there any breeds that could be kept in a 6 foot fence enclosure? I know leghorns fly, are most breeds of chickens able to clear 6 feet?
Cochins and any frizzle or sizzle won't be flying very high if at all.

Currently our chicken family consists of Bantam Blue Wheaten & Wheaten Ameracuna's, Bantam Welsummer, Bantam, Bantam Silver Laced Wyandotte, Bantam New Hampshires, millefleur D'unccle, a blue sizzle, white silkies, RIP Aggie. Stella and Becky our special needs hens. We have had backyard poultry for over 30 years We are a NPIP Certified flock NH15-226.

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Currently our chicken family consists of Bantam Blue Wheaten & Wheaten Ameracuna's, Bantam Welsummer, Bantam, Bantam Silver Laced Wyandotte, Bantam New Hampshires, millefleur D'unccle, a blue sizzle, white silkies, RIP Aggie. Stella and Becky our special needs hens. We have had backyard poultry for over 30 years We are a NPIP Certified flock NH15-226.

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My run is I think 7 feet with an open top and my birds have never flown over it. I've had a variety of breeds over the years, Leghorns to Orpingtons and most breeds between, size wise. The run is plenty large and I don't think it's ever occurred to them to try to go over. 

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Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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That is good to hear, so if I choose some fatty chickens that don't fly super well in the first place they probably won't clear it? Thanks for the info

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That is good to hear, so if I choose some fatty chickens that don't fly super well in the first place they probably won't clear it? Thanks for the info


Something to consider-open top means predators can easily get at your birds.

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