i have three chickens who have never flown so i just assumed mabye they couldn't. their breed, their weight, whatever. but, amazingly, i looked out tonight at sunset after the two flying chickens had gone to where they always go to sleep in the tree. bossy chicken was trying to follow them. maybe because the leaves have dropped off the tree now so she can see where the others go? i don't know. anyway. she flew up on the lower fence. then spent about five minutes contemplating the short flight/jump to the taller fence just under the tree. she finally decided against it, but last i saw her she was still on the lower fence considering things. i went out later to see if she had made it up into the tree but didn't see her. so she must have decided to go roost in the sticks on the ground. it was so amazing to see her fly. you could tell it was like one of those,,,,,,,,,,,oooooooohooooooooooohoooooooooh. i was thinking i wanted to do taht, but uh, gee didnt' know i could. i was thinking since she is bossy chicken, maybe her main intent was to scale the tree to get the flyining chickens into the coop where they belong! or some such. maybe she only flew by accident on her way to go yell at them.