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what breeds can fly?

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what breeds can fly? and do u actually mean fly fly, like a bird or just flap really hard so they jump higher for longer?

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post #2 of 27

none can fly like birds, just longer distance/ higher.

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The difference between pets and pests is only on which side of the fence they're standing... keep your animals in your own property.

 

 



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post #3 of 27

lau They are birds, how can they not fly like birds?laugig

My guinea and game hen are the only ones that were allowed access to fly, all the rest are enclosed in coops right now. ( a stupid dog got those two, so I'm glad I had the others all penned up and the dog is gone) They could get anywhere they wanted. They might not have been able to soar like an eagle, but they sure could get up in my tallest tree, or roost in the barn rafters. Most chickens can fly to an extent if their wings are not clipped, there are exceptions probably many many exceptions but I don't have a list or anything.

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Looking for Bobwhite quail eggs and Peacock eggs. Silkies are always appreciated.
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6 SLW , 8 Barred Rock ,7 RIR, 1 EE hen, 1 Silkie Roo, 1 Showgirl Roo and 80 in thebrooder (Rhode Island Red, Barred Rock, SLW)  80 in the bator 15 various chicks from 4 weeks to 2 months old,  3 bobwhite quail, 9 cournix quail. 
Looking for Bobwhite quail eggs and Peacock eggs. Silkies are always appreciated.
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post #4 of 27

My australorps cannot get more than a few feet off the ground, just to get to the roost or on top of something like a chair or bucket.

However, my wyandotes, buff orpington, white and barred rock, and production red can clear a 6 foot fence.  I just try to keep the interesting stuff in my yard and the scary stuff outside the yard.  It helps to have a large yard.

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How did I go from 4 to 24 chickens?

"I am but an egg." 
        Valentine Michael Smith in Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein.
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post #5 of 27

Games can fly very well.

post #6 of 27

I second the games. I've seen a hen clear phone wires and keep going. Course I was trying to catch her at the time.

Mother of 5 Nigerian dwarf goats, 2 dogs, 7 chickens from Key West, 1 mottled Aracuana, a lavender Araucana, pair of lavender Ameraucanas,  4 seramas, 1 frizzled naked neck bantam, a BC Marans, a couple of olive egger's, a buff orp mix, 2 silkies, several random mixes,16 year old son, 21 year old daughter and 47 year old DH.
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Mother of 5 Nigerian dwarf goats, 2 dogs, 7 chickens from Key West, 1 mottled Aracuana, a lavender Araucana, pair of lavender Ameraucanas,  4 seramas, 1 frizzled naked neck bantam, a BC Marans, a couple of olive egger's, a buff orp mix, 2 silkies, several random mixes,16 year old son, 21 year old daughter and 47 year old DH.
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post #7 of 27

Many banties can...eer...hover, glide, whatever you'd call it, not counting Silkies, of course. lol


I have a Polish X d'Uccle roo who can fly pretty far, and he's a MONSTER! Huge for a banty!

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-Has a soft spot for anything with a crest.-
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post #8 of 27

my appenzeller spitzhauben and la flech seem to get a lot of height. Even my ameraucana can get 20+ feet up a tree.....
I think the lighter bodied ones do much better

Krista- mom to 7 with an amazingly understanding husband   . chocolate runners, b/b/s orps, jubilee orps, bantam chocolate orps, project lf choc orps, blue breda fowl and a some cool exotic hens for eating eggs

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Krista- mom to 7 with an amazingly understanding husband   . chocolate runners, b/b/s orps, jubilee orps, bantam chocolate orps, project lf choc orps, blue breda fowl and a some cool exotic hens for eating eggs

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post #9 of 27

Sumatras are great fliers. My roo always sat on the barn roof...until we put the metal roof on, then he'd slide off. He roosts in tress now.

Living in the woods with a bunch of goats....a bunch of chickens...one peacock, a couple of horses and a box full of guinea keets.
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Living in the woods with a bunch of goats....a bunch of chickens...one peacock, a couple of horses and a box full of guinea keets.
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post #10 of 27

All of the Mediterranean breeds are good fliers.  I've had Leghorns that have launched themselves at least 500 feet.  Of course...they DID jump from the top of the hill to the bottom of the hill...

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Breeder of: Show Quality Blue and Black Langshans in both Largefowl and Bantam!  


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