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buff Colombian Wyandotte Bantams... help!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by DustyShadow, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. DustyShadow

    DustyShadow In the Brooder

    Dec 10, 2011
    so i'm looking at purchasing a buff colombian wyandotte bantam off a friend... i'm so excited - it'll be my first show chicken!! (i have a drake, but no chickens!)

    i've looked at the NSW Wyandotte color guide, and i'm not 100% sure that its the best hen, but most things seem to match that of a good hen - there are a few feather things that im not too sure about, but otherwise, i'm confident that shes a fine young hen...
    anyway, my friend keeps her in a roofed pen because she lives in the country, and has foxes around, but i have no foxes, and so, no need for a roof... i have a roofed pen, but it contains my golden pheasants, who dont like to be disturbed! so, essentially, i have no roofed pen...

    so, what i'm wondering is, are buff colombian wyandotte bantams a flighty bird?? will i need a roofed cage, or will they fly away??

  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

    Jul 16, 2009
    how high is the fence/cage?
  3. DustyShadow

    DustyShadow In the Brooder

    Dec 10, 2011
    well i'm about 159cm, and so its probably around my height...
    but, within saying that, one of my other hens always find a way to fly over!
  4. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

    Mar 4, 2009
    waterville , canada
    If the fence is 1.5+ meters i do not think the bantam should be able to fly away

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