I am looking into moving my flock. I have mainly medium to heavy breed chickens. The place that I am moving them to has a 48" fence. I have to keep them in, in order to keep them from wandering. I need to know how high they can fly with their wing clipped. Any correct responses would be nice.
Wing Clipping Flight
I work on a farm. We clip the wings of our birds as they are all ranging. We only clip one side to make them uneven "flyers". All are medium/large breeds. They can get up to 4 feet with effort but not much higher than that. Most of them don't even attempt it after a few lopsided tries. All of them can easily reach nest boxes 2-3 feet off the ground and a roost bar 2-3 feet off the ground.
We move our birds to save the grassy areas. The temporary fencing is 5 foot. The only bird that has ever taken off was our roo and he couldn't get back in... (we had to put him back)