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buff Colombian Wyandotte Bantams... help!

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

  1. DustyShadow

    DustyShadow Out Of 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 Overrun With Chickens

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

    DustyShadow Out Of 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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