A Flight of Two Chickens: Not a Hoax

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by centrarchid, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Check out the following video clip. Shows chickens on the wing. They can do better as well. Good birds!


     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Not surprised lately - My Araucanas can fly just as well. Before I found it out, I would have been quite shocked, but lately I find any American Gamefowl, (possibly European too?) and any wildtype breed like Araucanas to be superb fliers. [​IMG]
     
  3. centrarchid

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    I am going to say these can can fly much farther than shown. We used to keep many American game strains and these guys when pressed could blow their doors when it comes speed and distance.
     
  4. alpinefarm

    alpinefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cool!

    My Jaerhons are great "flyers," too. An essential quality in a wilderness-ranging chicken here!
     
  5. centrarchid

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    Next year going to setup for daily flights of 500+ feet, with more birds. Flights will be voluntary, no chasing by me or varments allowed.
     
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  6. centrarchid

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    Quote:What is a Jaerhons?
     
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    gordonburrito Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're like.... nuh uh I'm not touching that snow... [​IMG] [​IMG] What breeds are they?
     
  8. centrarchid

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    Quote:Snow is a factor here but I distance between roost and first resource need of day can also influence descision as whether route is walked or flown.

    Breed: American Game
    Strain/Lineage: Wandel
    Color type: Not standardized but includes wildtype (hen as shown), ginger (rooster as shown) and brown-red. They appear to have a wee bit of Asian Game in them which was likely introduced about 30 years ago.
     
  9. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha i love the chicken noises, that's hilarious! not exactly surprising, though, the chickens flying i mean... i've heard that some people have "chicken flying contests" ! i tried making some of my bantams fly to me until one almost got taken by a hawk [​IMG] . they weren't to bad either!
     
  10. centrarchid

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    Quote:Sadly, I am the origin of most of noises. They are similar to those made prior to take-off that can only be heard from close range. I imitated in hopes of promoting a quicker launch. It was cold during this effort.

    The flying contests I am aware of were banned because of perception of stress on the birds. They were frightened into flying from an elevated location. Setup shown here birds have options to flight, take-off is on their time-table, and they are not frightened plus these are actually flying up a slight grade.
     

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